My Monticello

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 4th Nov '21

£12.99

‘ELECTRIFYING’ Colson Whitehead’ABSOLUTELY UNFORGETTABLE’ Roxane GayAt a time of rolling blackouts and terrible storms battering America, the neighbourhood of First Street, Charlottesville comes under attack by violent white supremacists.

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‘ELECTRIFYING’ Colson Whitehead’ABSOLUTELY UNFORGETTABLE’ Roxane GayAt a time of rolling blackouts and terrible storms battering America, the neighbourhood of First Street, Charlottesville comes under attack by violent white supremacists. A group of friends, families and strangers flee together in an abandoned bus and head for the hills above town.Led by Da’Naisha Love, they arrive at Monticello, the historic plantation-home of Thomas Jefferson, deserted but for its ghosts. As a young Black descendant of Jefferson and Sally Hemings, Da’Naisha has a complex relationship with the house. Tentative at first, the group explores rooms, forages on the grounds, and finds a kind of shelter. But the terror from their town is coming closer, and soon they have an impossible decision to make.My Monticello is the story of nineteen heart-stopping days of refuge and reclamation, told by Da’Naisha with courage and with grace. This deeply moving novel is a searing indictment of racism past and present, and a powerful vision of resistance, community and hope.’ONE OF THE FINEST NOVELS OF 2021 and A FUTURE CLASSIC’ The BooksellerEarly readers love My Monticello (reviews from NetGalley):’So much to love… A truly astonishing debut’ *****’What an incredible voice she has’ *****’Deserves the praise heaped upon it’ *****’Johnson’s writing is vivid and bold’ ****’The end is terrific, terrifying and mind blowing’ ****’Raw, powerful and a great contemporary voice’ ****’Definitely deserves a spot on your reading list’ ****

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Weight 0.316 kg
Dimensions 22 × 144 × 222 mm
Page Count 192