NEW YORK (Associated Press) — The author of “Nomadland,” the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, is working on a book about abortion.
Jessica Browder will expand on the report for her May cover story in The Atlantic, “Underground Abortion: Inside the Secret Web Preparing for a Post-Raw Future.” The new book is currently untitled and has no release date, according to WW & Norton & Company, which on Thursday announced the deal with Bruder.
“With the Supreme Court expected to issue its ruling on the constitutional right to abortion, Browder will report from the front lines of a potential crisis, as people who for years predicted the downfall of Roe v. Wade prepare to take on this challenge in real time,” the announcement reads in part.
In a statement, Browder said she intends to chronicle “human rights through the lens of abortion. Like ‘Nomadland’, the focus will not be on politics. It will be all about immersion with people—otherwise ordinary human beings are slipping from the shackles of state control, asserting autonomy in an authoritarian age.” “.
Bruder Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, about transgender older Americans, was released in 2017 and adapted into the popular 2020 movie starring Frances McDormand.