J.K. Rowling - The Casual Vacancy (2nd Hand Hardback)
- Format : Thicker 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2012 (Little, Brown - 1st Edition)
- ISBN : 9781408704202
- SKU : B000953
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £20 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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?
"A moving and entertaining read that will be sure to keep anyone gripped from start to finish." - Goodreads.
" . . . truth is, it was more like Salinger or Vonnegut, harsh realism and depressing insight into human weaknesses. The book is gritty, dark, humorous, and too believable. The characters are real, fragile, not likeable, and for the most part doomed. Rowling’s writing is seamless and drags you in. Just like Harry Potter, you feel as if you know these people . . ." - Goodreads Review.