Title: The Tax Inspector
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000060
Synopsis: 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.
Review: ""The Tax Inspector is a major work in style and vision...[Carey is] in the prime of his creative life..." --"The Montreal Gazette "The sheer exuberance and heightened visual power of Mr. Carey's prose is, sentence by sentence, as brilliant and pleasurable as ever, no matter how dark his vision." --"The Globe and Mail ""The Tax Inspector is a lurid, funny, gritty novel." --"Jay McInerney -- -- --
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