J.K. Rowling Announces Post-Harry Potter Novel, 'The Casual Vacancy'Melissa Molina |
Back in 1997 the entire book world changed with the release of J.K. Rowling's novel 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.' Ever since then, people around the world have been swept up in the magical wizard world, whether it'd be on the pages of a book or shown in movie theaters.
Now, for the first time in J.K. Rowling's outstanding career as an author, she's stepping away from the magical, kid-friendly realm and taking a swing at her first big adult novel.
Titled 'The Casual Vacancy' the story begins with the death of a popular man whose unexpected passing shakes up the town. The battle for his seat on the local council sets off all of the town's inhabitants, with rich people fighting poor, parents battling their teenagers, and wives in conflict with their husbands. The novel is said to be around 480 pages long.
You'll be able to get your hands on J.K. Rowling's new novel when it hits bookshelves on September 27, 2012. But will it succeed and break her away from the Harry Potter world? The author will always be best known for bringing The Boy Who Lived to life, but at the same time it is difficult for a popular children's writer to separate themselves from their most famous work. It's happened many times before, but the biggest advantage is the fact that many of the readers who first started following the Harry Potter series back in 1997 have all grown up. If J.K. Rowling had to pick a specific time to release her first big adult novel, this is perfect.