J.K. Rowling Reveals the Title of Her First Adult Novel

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is moving on from the franchise with a new novel for adults titled The Casual Vacancy. Little, Brown Book Group revealed the title today and confirmed Rowling’s first book for adults will be published worldwide on September 27, 2012.

The Casual Vacancy Plot:

“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 façade 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?”

Posted by Rebecca Murray

Source: Little, Brown – April 12, 2012