Title: Lovesongs of Emmanuel Taggart : a novel. pbk.
Publisher:  Breakwater Press, St. John's, 2009, ISBN:9781550812633
Seller ID: 84935
RUUS, Syr. Lovesongs of Emmanuel Taggart : a novel. (St. John's) : Breakwater Press, (2009). First Edition. Pp -242,(6). 8vo, illustrated green card covers. "Things no longer look the same for 45-year-old Emmanuel (“M”) Taggart. Thinking he has a bad case of the flu, M leaves the office to embarkon a road of self-discovery. Although the doctors find nothing medically w rong, M becomes convinced that he is suffering from an undiagnosed terminaldisease, a brain tumour perhaps. During his brief period of “illness,” Emm anuel is increasingly peevish, irritable, mean, selfish, and nearly impossible for his long-suffering wife, Emily, to withstand. Moreover, M runs intoJuhan Lipp, an old man for whom he immediately feels a unique and filial a ttachment. Juhan seems to have acquired the wisdom that M is lacking. Lovesongs of Emmanuel Taggart is a comedy, focusing upon the antics and perceptions of an ordinary person as he finally comes to terms with his own humanity." - from the back cover. Syr Ruus was born in Estonia at the start of theSecond World War. As a small child, she escaped with her mother to Germany and then the United States. She has lived in Nova Scotia since 1970. Very good. 11.00