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The casual vacancy

Author: J K Rowling
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Black humor
Domestic fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J K Rowling
ISBN: 9780316228534 0316228532 9780316228541 0316228540 0316228583 9780316228589 140870420X 9781408704202 9780316265614 0316265616
OCLC Number: 799893657
Awards: Winner of Good Reads Choice Awards: Fiction 2012 (UK)
Winner of Goodreads Choice Awards 2012 (UK)
Description: 503 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: J.K. Rowling.


The first adult novel by J.K. Rowling 
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Rowling is a great storyteller with a clear eye and a warm heart, and The Casual Vacancy is a moving and immensely pleasurable novel * Sunday Business Post Ireland * The Casual Vacancy is a brilliant Read more...

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Unbelievably unsympathetic characters

by alaskanlibrarian (WorldCat user published 2013-02-16) Poor Permalink

One of the few books I never finished. Read first 70 pages and last 100 pages. Agreed with friend who said that Rowling was attempting to document every possible social sin. Most characters appeared too cartoonish in their total lack of redeeming characteristics. Real people are a mix of good and...
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