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What we saw in those moments riveted us, and then it set us free
In a time of rolling blackouts and terrible storms battering America, the neighbourhood of 1st Street, Charlottesville is attacked by violent white supremacists.
Families, friends and strangers flee for their lives in an abandoned bus, taking refuge in Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's historic plantation home in the hills above town.
Over nineteen heart-stopping days the group find ways to care for and sustain one another as the world burns beneath them.
Told by Da'Naisha Love, a young Black descendant of Jefferson and Sally Hemings, My Monticello is a searing indictment of racism past and present, and a powerful vision of resistance, hope and love.
'Electrifying' COLSON WHITEHEAD
'Absolutely unforgettable' ROXANE GAY
© Jocelyn Nicole Johnson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
Riveting storytelling. This incandescent work speaks not just to the moment, but to history
A badass debut by any measure - nimble, knowing, and electrifying
An electric new literary voice
Absolutely unforgettable. Johnson's prose soars to remarkable heights
Unputdownable... Extraordinarily powerful... One of the finest books of 2021 and a future classic