Wow — the days of Harry Potter truly are gone!
J.K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy, will be tackling one of the worst kinds of addiction… heroin addiction!
It's being called:
"a story of class warfare set amid semi-rural poverty, heroin addiction, and teen-age perplexity and sexuality."
Apparently it draws heavily from Rowling's own experiences with those around her while in poverty before she struck gold with the Harry Potter franchise. Not saying she was on heroin or anything.
Look, here's the synopsis:
The tale is set in the comfortable middle-class town of "Pagford," England, which has a drug-treatment clinic that serves both the town and a neighboring area, The Fields—a neighborhood of public housing and poverty on the edge of a larger town nearby. Right-wing residents of the community seek to rid themselves of the obligation to help the struggling Fields. One of the central characters, the prostitute and drug addict Terri Weedon, is mother to a three-year-old child.
We think it's fab that she gets to do whatever she wants now that she has more than earned her place in the literary world!
Even though we'll miss all the wands and stuff, she could write non-fiction based on her local town if she wanted and people would still read it!
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