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Mammals
James Robert Herndon




Omnidawn
2014 • 40 pp. 5 1/2 x 7"
Fantasy Fiction / Contemporary Fantasy

$6.95 Paperback, 978-1-890650-72-8



Winner of the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest

Winner of the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Contest, selected by Jeff VanderMeer, this richly evocative tale shows readers what it means to learn to care for another living creature. The story, which is set in a world that mirrors ours, but is not quite our own, holds up a powerful reflection of insight and understanding.

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“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.”—Jeff VanderMeer, City of Saints and Madmen, and judge for the Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook Contest



JAMES ROBERT HERNDON lives in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, and the Clarion West Writers Workshop. His fiction has appeared in Halfway Down the Stairs, and is forthcoming in an anthology of stories by Clarion West graduates. When not writing, he enjoys woodworking and being outside with his wife.



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