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The Tax Inspector

by Peter Carey

The Tax Inspector Synopsis

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 Press Reviews

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 -- -- --

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571166329
Publication date: 17th August 1992
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Peter Carey

Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2010. His other honours include the Commonwealth Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York for twenty years. www.petercareybooks.com

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