The Casual Vacancy
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen
It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
Pagford is not what it first seems
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.
Rowling’s first novel for adults
Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J. K