• Une place à prendre

    J. K. Rowling

    • Grasset
    • 28 September 2012

    Bienvenue à Pagford, petite bourgade en apparence idyllique. Un notable meurt. Sa place est à prendre...
    Comédie de moeurs, tragédie teintée d´humour noir, satire féroce de nos hypocrisies sociales et intimes, ce premier roman pour adultes révèle sous un jour inattendu un écrivain prodige.

  • When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little 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 façade is a town at war. 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 town's 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? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.