The Casual Vacancy

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After reading this book, I cannot look at any photo of Rowling without seeing a face familiar with all manner of suffering, loneliness, and isolation. Although the casual vacancy is a political descriptor, the term seems to also describe the painful vacancy that exists casually in our relationships.

J.K. Rowling’s brutally honest adult fiction is worth reading for:

  • a peek into (sadly ubiquitous) unproductive relationships
  • Rowling’s gift for bending words like light into color
  • the reminder that we usually don’t understand what we think we do about the source of problematic behaviors
  • a dose of generosity for the marginalized

Some books can make us better people. It’s okay not to read them if we have alternative sources for insight…that we can utilize today.

 

 

 

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