My Monticello – Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
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When the world collapses, where will you run? After rolling blackouts and epic storms engulf America, the neighbourhood of First Street, Charlottesville comes under attack by violent white supremacists. A small group of families, friends and strangers flee for their lives, taking refuge in Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s historic plantation home in the hills above the town. Over nineteen heart-stopping days the group, led by Da’Naisha Love – a young Black descendant of Jefferson and Sally Hemings – find ways to survive as the world burns beneath them.
But with the terror below coming closer, they must decide how far they’re willing to go to protect what’s theirs . . .