The Tax Inspector

The Tax Inspector

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The day Benny Catchprice was fired from the spare-parts department of Catchprice Motors by his aunt Cathy, was also the day that tax inspector Maria Takis arrived to begin her overdue audit of the family business. From the author of Oscar and Lucinda which won the 1988 Booker more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 24mm | 220g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571166326
  • 9780571166329
  • 326,851

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.comshow more

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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 -- -- --show more

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