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The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey


The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey

The day that Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy was also the day that the Tax Inspector, Maria Takis, arrived to begin her long-overdue audit of the family business. But this is no ordinary investigation. Maria is eight months' pregnant, Granny Catchprice is at war with her offspring, and Benny, her grandson, wants to become an angel...


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 -- -- --

About the Author

Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria in 1943. He has published 18 books and been translated into 24 languages. His numerous prize wins include the Man Booker Prize twice, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize twice and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times. His novels have sold in excess of one million copies in the UK alone. He has lived in New York for over twenty years.

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Publication date

5th August 2004


Peter Carey

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Faber & Faber


288 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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