Dorothy, 59, takes up nude modelling; Dooley Wilson’s funeral in Cardiff; the assassination of J.F.K.; what’s going down at the Blue Bayou; the road that was once a canal; Dido Elizabeth Belle, a slave in England. These are just some of the characters and situations in Leonora Brito’s wide-ranging collection of stories.
From the surreal to the mundane, from shopping at Tesco to dying in a hospice, these are beautifully observed stories, moving, funny, authentic. Dats Love marks the arrival of an exciting new writer whose sharp dialogue, exactness of detail and striking images are hugely appealing.