The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

3.52 (1,310 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.52 (1,310 ratings by Goodreads)

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The Catchprices may be the most spectacularly contentious family since Dostoevsky's Karamozovs. Granny Catchprice runs her family business and her family, with senility, cunning and a handbag full of explosives. Sixteen-year-old Benny dreams of transforming a failing automobile franchise into an empire, and himself into an angel. But when a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office enters their lives, the resulting collision becomes, in Carey's hands, a masterpiece of coal-black humour and compassionate horror.

Peter Carey's The Tax Inspector is a wickedly funny satire on modern life and families.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 154 x 20mm | 220g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 148944257X
  • 9781489442574

Review quote

'Peter Carey is to Sydney what Joyce was to Dublin ... an absolute master of language and of storytelling.' -- Thomas Keneally, winner of the Booker Prize 'Crammed with biting social commentary, brimming with energy, The Tax Inspector is unsettling, devastating, and at times devastatingly funny. It dazzles and disturbs.' -- San Diego Tribune 'He works a literary territory all his own, combining elements of absurdism, black humor, social satire and old-fashioned family saga. The writing conveys such authority and lyricism that it's a pleasure to enter, without a quibble, Carey's marvelously wacky profoundly moving world.' -- Miami Herald
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About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir. His books have won or been shortlisted for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang and in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Jack Maggs, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. In 2007 he won the NSW Premier's Award and the Victorian Premier's Award for Theft: A Love Story. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York. Izabella Yena is a stage and screen actress. In 2016, she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts and received the Patricia Kennedy Award for Excellence. In 2018, she was a Malthouse Theatre Vanguard Cohort and Ambassador. Izabella made her feature film debut in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, playing the role of Shirin Abbas.
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Rating details

1,310 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 16% (212)
4 37% (480)
3 34% (447)
2 10% (125)
1 4% (46)
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