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Author Josephine deBois questions what makes a human ‘human’ in new fiction book

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Through many advances in modern biology that allow humans to clone animals, create designer babies in the womb and other controversial procedures, at some point we as humans need to consider if science has reached the edge of humanity.

If we could artificially create a human being by chemical synthesis, would something still be missing?

In “Amadeus!,” author Josephine deBois tells the story of Ludwig Mann, the greatest composer to ever live, who, at the edge of music, struggles to maintain his leadership as the world’s top innovator in the field of classical music. Later discovering that he was artificially created in a laboratory with DNA identical to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig begins to question his humanity, realizing that science, religion and mysticism all have a share in him.

“Through many advances in modern biology that allow humans to clone animals, create designer babies in the womb and other controversial procedures, at some point we as humans need to consider if science has reached the edge of humanity,” deBois said.

DeBois, who also is deeply engaged in music, its creation and performance, hopes “Amadeus!” will urge readers to question if the creative process of classical composing is DNA-driven or created by external factors.

“I’ve always been interested in how to reach the stars in the arts,” deBois said. “While we know that we cannot, what happens to the lives of those who try?”

Written in cinematic script form, deBois intertwines his diverse cast of characters among a stunning series of events blending life, death, faith and love, leaving readers to question what it truly means to be human.

For more information about the book, visit http://www.josephinedebois.com.

“Amadeus!”
By Josephine deBois
ISBN: 987-1-4969-9624-4
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Josephine deBois is a children’s book writer and columnist who often brings the fundamentals of science, art and religion together in her writing. Her most recently published children’s book written entirely in German, “Lille Lyn og Farverne,” is about a young girl who grows up seeing colors while the rest of society is colorblind. She currently divides her time between Europe and New York.

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For review copies or interview requests, contact: Jennifer Uebelhack
317.602.7137
juebelhack(at)bohlsengroup.com

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