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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - First Edition - 2012 - from Denton Island Books (SKU: dscf6975)

The Casual Vacancy

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The Casual Vacancy

by J.K. Rowling

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ISBN 10
140870420X
ISBN 13
9781408704202
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Little Brown, 2012. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Square, tightly bound, crisp, clean pages; eye-catching jacket is unclipped, clean and bright, creased along the upper front edge. A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other. 512 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Fiction; Literary. ISBN: 140870420X. ISBN/EAN: 9781408704202. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: dscf6975. . 9781408704202

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On Aug 10 2013, CloggieDownunder said:
The Casual Vacancy is the first adult novel by popular British author, J.K.Rowling. This contemporary fiction is set in the seemingly idyllic English village of Pagford, where the sudden death of Parish Councillor, Barry Fairbrother creates a casual vacancy on the parish council. As subsequent events are narrated from the points of view of various different characters, the picture emerges of a village whose inhabitants are not all satisfied with their lot in life, a village of simmering tensions waiting to boil over. Rowling’s characters are easily recognisable as the denizens of the typical English village, but at the same time, show individual depth and appeal (or repugnance, as the case may be). And it seems quite a few of the characters have a secret (or two). The setting, characters and events will resonate with readers, and these same happenings drive the characters to desperate actions that ultimately result in tragedy for some. Rowling manages to pack quite a lot into this novel: she has an obese megalomaniac, drug addicts, computer-savvy teens, a fawning wife, a violent husband and father, an anxious teacher, and a caring social worker, to name just a few. There is domestic violence, rape, racism, corruption, self-mutilation, bullying, gossip, teen pregnancy, child abuse and SQL injection. But if this sounds depressing, it is relieved by the underlying black humour that fills the novel. This all comes together to make a brilliant read.

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Bookseller
Denton Island Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
dscf6975
Title
The Casual Vacancy
Author
J.K. Rowling
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine Condition
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
140870420X
ISBN 13
9781408704202
Publisher
Little Brown
Place of Publication
Uk
Date published
2012
Keywords
BZDB229 Fiction; Literary. The Casual Vacancy

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