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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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Synopsis:

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

About the Author

\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:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19930104
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , 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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