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J.K. Rowling's publisher reveals cover art

The cover art for 'The Casual Vacancy,' J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel for adults, consists of a simple design with a check mark in the center.

By / July 5, 2012

J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel for adults will be 512 pages long, according to the publisher, which describes "The Casual Vacancy" as "a big book about a small town."


Little, Brown revealed the cover for J.K. Rowling’s new book “The Casual Vacancy” Tuesday morning, whetting appetites further for Rowling’s non-Potter venture that will be released in September.

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The cover has a simple design, with a red and yellow motif and a central image of a box with a black check mark inside.

The book, titled “The Casual Vacancy,” will be about the struggle to fill a vacancy on a parish council in an English town and will be for adults. Little, Brown has stated the book will be 512 pages, calling it "a big book about a small town."

The Little, Brown website goes on to describe Pagford, the book's setting, as "seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey." However, readers are told, "Pagford is not what it first seems."

To find out more, readers – at least, those without supernatural powers – will have to wait until Sept. 27.


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