Nomadland (Paperback)
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Nomadland (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 04/02/2021
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A riveting account of the older Americans who have abandoned a settled life to follow low-paid jobs across the country, Nomadland is at once a searing depiction of desperation amidst the madness of the US economy and a tribute to the enterprise and resilience of the American people. 

The inspiration for the film Nomadland starring Frances McDormand, winner of the Best Picture Oscar & the BAFTA for Best Film.

From the beetroot fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program 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 RVs 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 people who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.

Publisher: Swift Press
ISBN: 9781800750302
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘A remarkable book’ - New Yorker ‘Scorching, beautifully written, vivid, disturbing (and occasionally wryly funny)’ - Rebecca Solnit 'Stunning and beautifully written ... brilliant and haunting' - New York Times ‘A first-rate piece of immersive journalism’ - San Francisco Chronicle

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“Beautifully written”

This book on which the very successful film is based is very well written The product of careful research it reveals a disturbing picture of life for older Americans who are forced to work in low paid, low skilled... More

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“Informative and purposeful”

I have not seen the film so this review is purely based on the book. Absolutely thorough and brilliant journalism from Jessica Bruder. This book is extremely intimate with many interviews and personal stories that are... More

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