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

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The members of the Cathprice family--eighty-six-year-old matriarch Frieda; her daughter, Cathy; her son, Mort, and her grandson, Benny--find their way of life threatened when the tax inspector arrives for an audit

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\Peter Carey was born in Australia and now lives in New York.His internationally acclaimed novel, Oscar and Lucinda, won the Booker Prize in 1988.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307764294
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Carey, Peter
Subject:
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
19930104
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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