The Tax Inspector

Carey Peter

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: University Of Queensland Press
Publisher Place: St. Lucia
Publisher Year: 1991
Edition: First Edition

Description: 277 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. This Is A Dark And Brilliant Achievement That Is Illuminated With A Rare Humour And Compassion.

Publishers Description: Glorious entertainment, storytelling at its best, a piece of richly comic invention...mesmerizing."— Boston GlobeGranny Catchprice runs her family business (and her family) with senility, cunning and a handbagful of explosives. Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing County Western than selling cars, while Benny Catchprice, sixteen and seriously psychopathic, wants to transform a failing auto franchise into an empire — and himself into an angel. Out of the confrontation between the Catchprices and their unwitting nemesis, a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office, Peter Carey, author of Oscar and Lucinda, creates an endlessly surprising and fearfully convincing novel."[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

ISBN: 0702224243


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