Mancub is a collaboration between Vanishing Point and acclaimed Scottish writer Douglas Maxwell, whose hits include Decky Does a Bronco and Helmet. Mancub is a beautiful, absurd, magic realist story of a boy who seems to be turning into animals.
Paul faces the usual struggles of growing up. Struggles for understanding with his father, struggles to work out what girls are all about. But he also faces a more pressing problem. Reality seems to be shifting, as the people around him begin to display the traits of certain animals. But stranger still are the changes he sees in himself. Does Paul turn into animals, or does he only think he does?