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E Benny Catchprice sixteen and seriously psychopathic wants to transform a failing auto franchise into an empire and himself into an angel Out of the confrontation between the Catchprices and th. The Tax Collector by Peter Carey tells the story of a young heavily pregnant Tax Inspector called Maria Takis tasked with conducting an audit of Catchprice Motors in the small backwater of Franklin on the outskirts of Sydney in the State of New South Wales Australia That may sound boring but it’s the Catchprice family that are the real stars in this ever so slightly bizarre novel Granny Catchprice who believes she still runs the company is wonderfully realised as a character and the flashbacks to her childhood and early adulthood and the original dream she had for the business are worthy of a novel in their own right Her son Mort who manages the repair end of things is one of the most repellent characters I’ve come across in a long while and yet Carey doesn’t resort to any of the obvious clichés in letting us know what he is really like Her daughter Cathy does run the family business along with her husband but dreams of extracting herself to pursue her career as a Country and Western singer Granny Catchprice’s grandson Benny who is continually passed over for promotion and actually fired by Cathy at the beginning of the book simply won’t stay fired and secretly wants to become an angel Benny becomes obsessed with Maria despite a big age difference and Maria is drawn to Mort’s charismatic brother Jack who has pursued a career as a property developer and returns to Catchprice Motors to stave off the imminent disaster of her discovery of long standing tax evasion As several of the characters become increasingly unstable and things spiral out of control the story becomes one of lost dreams and the awfulness of being trapped in the stifling confines of other people’s failed dreams I read recently that Carey’s family ran a car dealership when he was a child and I wonder how much of this novel is based on actual experience I hope it’s very little; the Catchprice family is one of the strangest dysfunctional groups of people you’re likely to encounter in literature

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The Tax InspectorEir unwitting nemesis a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office Peter Carey author of Oscar and Lucinda creates an endlessly surprising and fearfully convincing novel. Carey’s plotting is absolutely wonderful and his portrayal of characters is done with a triumphant mix of humour insight and sensitivity He is also a master of giving feeling and shape to the places he describes so that you are right there in the suburbs of early 90s Sydney on every page This is a violent shocking and heart breaking book but it’s also an hilarious clever and surreal adventure that shows why Carey is a much lauded author and not only one of the best in Australia but one of the finest currently writing literary fiction in the world today

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The Tax Inspector review Í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Granny Catchprice runs her family business and her family with senility cunning and a handbag full of explosives Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing Country Western than selling cars while Benny Catchprice sixteen and seriously psychopathic wants to transfGranny Catchprice runs her family business and her family with senility cunning and a handbag full of explosives Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing Country Western than selling cars whil. Readers talk about Peter Carey's Hits and Misses For me his 'historical' novels like Jack Maggs and The True History of the Kelly Gang are the home runs The contemporary he gets in characters and themes the less jaw dropping he becomes That was true certainly with the forgettable His Illegal Self and it's true here with The Tax Inspector an earlier work When one of the main characters is Johnny turned Vish a Hare Krishna the reader can be certain he is treading into the caricature formStill it's Carey so the book is undeniably readable plot driven And when you see a few pages of solid dialogue coming up you can be sure to be in for a treat As when one self deprecating character admits I ain't no oil paintingYou could do worse