The cover art for
The Rural Juror The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling’s hugely anticipated first non-Harry Potter novel for grown-ups that HOT DAMN requires a lot of lead-up descriptors, has been released! Prepare yourselves for crazy, unbelievable spoilers, y’all:
I KNOW, RIGHT? It’s like you don’t even need to buy it now.
I kid! I dig it! Very retro vintage throwback or whatever the kids call it.
A full synopsis is out now as well:
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. 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…Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
WHO WILL TRIUMPH, INDEED?
My money’s on J.K.’s bank account, but that’s just me.
The Casual Vacancy will be released on September 7th.