The Tax Inspector (Paperback)

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From Granny Catchprice, who runs her family business--and her family--with senility, cunning, and a handbag full of explosives to sixteen-year-old Benny, who dreams of transforming a failing automobile franchise into an empire--and himself into an angel--the Catchprices may be the most spectacularly contentious family since Dostoevsky's Karamozovs. But when a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office enters their lives, the resulting collision becomes, in Carey's hands, masterpiece of coal-black humour and compassionate horror.
-- From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Peter Carey was born in Australia and now lives in New York. His internationally acclaimed novel, "Oscar and Lucinda," won the Booker Prize in 1988.

-- "From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For…

"Fascinating and refreshing...brilliant." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Glorious entertainment, storytelling at its best, a piece of richly comic invention...mesmerizing." —Boston Globe

"[Carey's] work has a wild, chance-taking quality that seems to put him in harmony with the spirit of this age. If he keeps on as he has, he will prove to be one of its finest novelists." —Chicago Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679735984
ISBN-10: 0679735984
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: January 4th, 1993
Pages: 279
Language: English
Series: Vintage International