August 2018 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Wild Child: Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics Naomi Morgenstern

Paperback | May 2018 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517903794 | 280pp | 216x140mm | RFB | AUD$37.99, NZD$47.99

Wild Child considers how twenty-first-century fiction imagines the decision to reproduce and the ethical challenges of posthumanist parenting. Naomi Morgenstern explores depictions of children and caregivers in extreme situations—from the violence of slavery and sexual captivity to accidental death and global apocalypse—in such works as Toni Morrison's A Mercy, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and Denis Villeneuve's film Prisoners.