Cover Art for J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy Revealed
Little, Brown and Company has released the cover art for The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. The cover features a checkbox above the title of the book, which is written in cursive writing. The 512-page book will be released on September 27, 2012. The following synopsis was also released by Little, Brown:
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 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?
The book has a stepper price tag than other novels: $19.99 for the ebook and $35 for the hardcover.