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The Tax Inspector

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0679404341 / ISBN 13: 9780679404347
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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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.

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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.

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" 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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