The Tax Inspector
By (author) Peter Stafford Carey
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Tax Inspector by Peter Stafford Carey
Book DescriptionFrom 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679735984
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publish Date: 4-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Peter Stafford Carey
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."
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