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Wet Engine

Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart
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In this poignant and startlingly original book, Brian Doyle examines the heart as a physical organ - how it is supposed to work, how surgeons try to fix it when it doesn't - and as a metaphor: the seat of the soul, the power house of the body, the essence of spirituality. In a series of profoundly moving ruminations, Doyle considers the scientific, emotional, literary, philosophical, and spiritual understandings of the heart - from cardiology to courage, from love letters and pop songs to Jesus. Weaving these strands together is the torment of Doyle's own infant son's heart surgery and the inspiring story of the young heart doctor who saved Liam's life.

The Wet Engine is a book that will change how you feel and think about the mysterious, fragile human heart. This new paperback edition includes a foreword by Dr. Marla Salmon, dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing.


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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: The Wet Engine: Exploring Mad Wild Miracle of Heart
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-55725-405-2 / 978-1-55725-405-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paraclete Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Wet Engine: Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 0-87071-653-0 / 978-0-87071-653-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
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