Contributed by Alex Rabinowitz
In the novel, the unexpected death of Barry Fairweather leaves Pagford, the small town he lived in, in shock. Pagford appears to be a peaceful, serene town, but underneath that, it is a town at war. Fairweather’s death leaves an empty seat on the parish council, and this causes the biggest fight Pagford has ever seen.
Alex Rabinowitz is the founding editor of PopCultureBrain.com. His writing has appeared on GQ.com, The Huffington Post, and Time Warner Cable. He owns a lot of T shirts.