Nomadland – Jessica Bruder
‘Stunningly and beautifully written’ – New York Times
‘A remarkable book’ – New Yorker
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From the beetroot fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce programme in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labour pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in mobile homes and modified vans, forming a growing community of nomads.
Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy – one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of those who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but not given up hope.
About the Author
Jessica Bruder is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on subcultures and the dark corners of the economy.She has written for Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times and the Washington Post, and teaches at the Columbia School of Journalism.
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