The author, who wrote a series of moderately well-received books about a magic teenager (Harry Potter or something), teased the deets on her new official website, which relaunched today.
A statement reads:
“When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, 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?”
Looks quite good, no? Unlike the HP franchise, JK is not going for the younger market with this novel, and is going strictly down the ‘adult’ route.
It will debut worldwide in the English language in print, e-book, unabridged audio download and CD on Thursday, September 27.
*Rushes to pre-order*