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April 12 2012 @ 10:48 am
J.K. Rowling's Next Book  
LONDON (AP) — It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch.

The book's title was announced Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. along with a brief plot synopsis and publication date.

The publisher said the "blackly comic" tale of rivalry and duplicity in a small English town would be available worldwide on Sept. 27.

The book will be Rowling's first post-Potter effort. Her seven-volume saga about the adventures of a boy wizard became one of the most successful fictional series in history and led to a series of extremely popular films.

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.

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nightfog: becoming jane - bookwormunightfog on April 17th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)
hm, not sure what to think about it, read the plot and I have to say it doesn't sound that intriguing to me, but as I love the HP books (and movies) and still loving them, I will totally check the book out of course :-D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on April 17th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know either. I may give it a chance but I don't think it grabs me like the HP books did.