After enjoying unparalleled success with her Harry Potter series, which has been translated into 67 languages and sold over 450 million copies, making it the best-selling book series of all time, author J.K. Rowling is moving on to pen The Casual Vacancy, a novel geared toward a more grown-up audience. Now Little, Brown Books Group, the company publishing Rowling's endeavor, has released a new plot summary and the official book cover of The Casual Vacancy, which will be about 512 pages long and is slated for a September 27 release.

"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 facade is a town at war," reads the new, updated description of Rowling's book.

True to Rowling fashion, however, The Casual Vacancy won't completely ignore the plight of the pre-adolescent. "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?"

View the cover of the upcoming The Casual Vacancy here:

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