The Nao of Brown

Glyn Dillon, 1971-

Book - 2012

"Nao Brown suffers from OCD, but not the hand-washing, overly tidy type that people often refer to jokingly. Nao suffers from violent, morbid obsessions, while her compulsions take the form of unseen mental rituals. Working part-time in a 'designer' vinyl toy shop, while struggling to get her own illustration career off the ground, she's still searching for that elusive love--the perfect love. And in meeting the man of her dreams, she realises... dreams can be quite weird"--From publisher description.

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2nd Floor Comics GRAPHIC NOVEL/Dillon Due Jun 18, 2024
Graphic novels
London : SelfMadeHero 2012.
Main Author
Glyn Dillon, 1971- (-)
Physical Description
v, 206 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

A surprising and challenging piece, this quite literate graphic novel serves up a richly nuanced look at the daily life of Nao Brown, a 20-something hafu (half English, half Japanese) woman who works as a designer at a specialty toy store in contemporary London. Nao finds herself stuck in the nebulous area of biracial biculturalism and weathers the trials of the dating arena while also contending with common misperceptions about her Asian side. Further complicating her existence is a case of debilitating OCD, coupled with the frequent desire to inflict violent harm on people she encounters, twin demons that at times necessitate her retreat from the world. This is a dense work that gets into the often-disturbing realms found in Nao's mind and the more we get to know of her, the more wrenching her situation becomes. Dillon turns in a narrative tour de force, featuring a script that works in perfect concert with almost cinematic art reminiscent of Milo Manara, but with far more expressive characters A triumph of comics for grownups, this is a must-read. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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