Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart

Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart

by Brian Doyle

Paperback(New edition, originally pubished by Paraclete Press in 2005)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870716539
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2012
Edition description: New edition, originally pubished by Paraclete Press in 2005
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 471,644
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Brian Doyle is the author of twelve books, including the novel Mink River and The Grail, his account of a year in a vineyard in Oregon. He edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland.


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“My son Liam was born nine years ago. He looked like a cucumber on steroids. He was fat and bald and round. He looked healthy as a horse. He wasn’t. He was missing a chamber in his heart, which is a problem, as you need four chambers for smooth conduct through this vale of fears and tears, and he only had three chambers, so pretty soon he had an open-heart surgery, during which doctors cut him open and iced down his heart and shut it down for an hour or so while they worked on repair…” —from The Wet Engine

Table of Contents

Foreword Maria Salmon 1

Introduction 3

1 The Infinite Number of Things That Can Go Wrong with the Hearts of New People 7

2 Heartchitecture 16

3 Hope 30

4 Imo Pectore 39

5 Hagop 54

6 Joyas Volardores 60

7 Gad 69

8 Well, There Are a Lot of Stories 78

9 A Heartful of Patients 93

10 How We Wrestle Is Who We Are 108

Thanks & Sources 115

Donations & Involvements 118

About Brian Doyle 120

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