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Local author to sign at Toadstool

By Staff Report - | Dec 2, 2019

NASHUA – Local author Joseph Carrabis will signing and discussing his latest book, The Augmented Man, at the Nashua Toadstool at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Carrabis is the author of more than a dozen novels and hundreds of short stories, including the Nebula-nominated Cymodoce and the Pushcart nominated The Weight. Raised by his maternal grandfather John, Carrabis developed a thirst for knowledge that would motivate him to seek immersion within indigenous societies all over the world. These experiences compelled Joseph to help others, while they have also inspired his writing. In addition to writing fiction, Joseph is the author of internationally best-selling non-fiction.

Prior to becoming a full-time author, Carrabis sat on several advisory boards, including the Center for Multicultural Science and the Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy. He was a senior research fellow at the Society for New Communications Research, an Annenberg fellow at the University of Southern California, and served with the UN/NYAS Scientists Without Borders program.

Carrabis was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Nashua with his wife, Susan, and their two four-legged children, Boo and Ghost.

His book, The Augmented Man, asks the question, “What do you do with a deadly weapon when it’s no longer needed?”

Nicholas Trailer is the last of The Augmented Men, beings created first by society and completed by a political group the public can’t even imagine exists. Capt. James Donaldson takes severely abused and traumatized children and modifies them into monsters capable of the most horrifying deeds without feeling any remorse or regret.

But the horrors of war never stay on the battlefield. They always come home.

Battling what society and science has made him, Nick Trailer discovers he is loved. From the horrors of childhood to the horrors of a war, what does it take for someone to find true love and peace? Especially when everyone has their own agenda, from the senators who sanctioned his making to the governor of Maine who wants to use Nick’s struggle to propel himself to the White House.

The Augmented Men were good at war, perhaps a little too good. Now they have to come home…or do they? What do you do with man-made monsters? Nick must decide if his friends are his friends and if his enemies are his enemies, all while protecting the woman he loves.

And are you truly the last of your kind?

What if you must remain a monster to defeat a monster? Will you sacrifice love to protect what you love?

The event is free and open to the public. Call the store at 603-673-1734 for more details.

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