The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

by Peter Carey


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Granny Catchprice runs her family business (and her family) with senility, cunning, and a handbag full of explosives. Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing Country & 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679735984
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/04/1993
Series: Vintage International
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 766,695
Product dimensions: 5.21(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.72(d)

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.

Date of Birth:

May 7, 1943

Place of Birth:

Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia


Monash University (no degree)

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