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By J. K. Rowling

A massive novel a couple of small town...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the city of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, probably, an English idyll, with a cobbled industry sq. and an old abbey, yet what lies at the back of the gorgeous façade is a city at war.

Rich at warfare with bad, kids at struggle with their mom and dad, other halves at battle with their husbands, academics at warfare with their pupils...Pagford isn't really what it first seems.

And the empty seat left via Barry at the parish council quickly turns into the catalyst for the largest struggle the city has but noticeable. Who will triumph in an election fraught with ardour, duplicity, and unforeseen revelations?

A enormous novel a few small city, The informal emptiness is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. it's the paintings of a storyteller like no different.

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