The Synopsis reads as follows;
Little, Brown announces details of J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, 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?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
Publication date is set as 27th September 2012 in both the UK and US.
More information can be found at www.littlebrown.co.uk, and the US website www.hachettebookgroup.com.
Check out the entire website, which includes more about Pottermore and her life so far here.