Jessica Bruder’s book tell the revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy. Now an Oscar winning film starring Frances McDormand, this makes for a great summer read.

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Although Nomadland may foreshadow the precarious future that may await some 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.

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.

Dimensions: 13 x 20 cm
288 page paperback book