Is this the end of children books from JK Rowling? Or is she taking a break in order to keep her connection intact with the generation who grew up reading and watching the Harry Porter saga.
But what we only know is that the first book for adult readers by the British author JK Rowling will be released worldwide on September 27. This was reported today by the publishing house Little, Brown & Co. The new book titled The Casual Vacancy” will be the first product by the author after historically successful blockbuster saga about the young wizard Harry Potter.
The publishers have made public the plot and brief synopsis of this upcoming new book. Action in The Casual Vacancy unfolds in an idyllic, at first glance, English town called Pagford. The town witnesses a split as a result of elections to the parish council. The narrative begins with sudden death of a famous person in the area, which comes as a shock to local residents. According to the publisher, Pagford turns into “a city at war,” where wealthy people are fighting with poor people, parents arguing with their children and wives quarrel with their husbands.
As noted by the publishing house, the 480-page novel will contain elements of black comic and will constantly surprise the reader.
In regards to price, the publisher says The Casual Vacancy will be sold at $35 and $19.99 in hardback and ebook formats respectively in the US, and the UK price will be £20 for hardback and £11.99 for digital format.
Jon Howell from the bookstores network Waterstones remarked that the revelation of synopsis so long before the publication has come as a real surprise to him as Rowling has never before revealed so much before. He added that obviously that The Casual Vacancy will be among the best sellers and is likely to become the best-selling work of fiction of the year. Howell also seems the similarity of Rowking’s work with Mark Haddon, the children writer who won many awards for his adult novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”.
It is also being said that in addition to printed edition in hardback, Rowling’s new book will be published in electronic and audio formats. Rowling finished writing on the wizard kid after a series of successful seven books in 2007 with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. The books were translated into 74 languages, selling a total more than 450 million copies worldwide.
Currently, the 46-year-old writer is estimated to be worth over £530 million ($830 million, 625 million euro), as per data released by The Sunday Times Rich List 2011.
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