The In-Between: Race and Space in ‘My Monticello’
Vinegar Hill Magazine sat down with author Jocelyn Nicole Jonson to discuss her recently published book, My Monticello. The book includes a novella about a near-future dystopian reality where white supremacists violently take siege of Charlottesville. The story is told from the perspective of the main character, Da’Naisha, who has deep Charlottesville roots and is also a descendent of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings. While the community burns, Da’Naisha and a group of people escape via an abandoned Jaunt bus to Monticello and try to find meaning in their new exiled reality.