|Peter Carey. Rather the word “fat” entered slyly into the language as a new |
adjective, as a synonym for greedy, ugly, sleazy, lazy, obscene, evil, dirty,
dishonest, untrustworthy. It was unfair. It was not a good time to be a fat man.
|But when a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office enters their lives, the resulting collision becomes, in Carey's hands, masterpiece of coal-black humour and compassionate horror. -- From the Hardcover edition.|