Rowling has released a plot synopsis, title, and release date of her first post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy, and it's available for pre-order on Amazing.
Apparently it's a black comedy. I kind of like that idea. I won't lie that I'm already excited Rowling's imagination is amazing.The new book, aimed at a grown-up audience, will be set in a seemingly idyllic English town called Pagford which is described as far more menacing than its pretty facade would indicate.
It opens with the sudden death of a popular man whose unexpected demise shocks the town. The battle for his seat on the local council sets off "the biggest war the town has yet seen," with rich people fighting poor, parents battling their teenagers, and wives in conflict with their husbands.
I'm actually surprised to have a new novel from her so soon after Potter ended. I wondered how she would be able to follow such a massive, unprecedented hit, and I'm really curious to see how the book fares, both in sales and reviews.