a digital illustration shows a teenage boy and a panda blurred together

The first person to visit me in prison was a stranger…

Winner of the 2012 Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Prize

From Jeff VanderMeer, contest judge and bestselling author:

“A unique tale of love, commitment and redemption. In Mammals, an orphaned teenager sent to juvenile detention because of a violent crime becomes part of an odd experiment to see if he can learn about compassion and also teach it to another living creature. The story displays sensitivity without sentimentality and a sense of the strange that is grounded in very real emotions. A thoughtful and unusual gem.”

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