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The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling Barry Fairbrother dies suddenly of an aneurysm and leaves a 'casual vacancy' on the local council of Pagford, a small town in England. The vacancy tips the balance of power in the town and we get an insider's view of small town politics and pettiness at its worst. Dark and sometimes humorous, this book is a spot on description of how people react to tragedy and conflict. Disturbing and memorable.