Nao Brown is a half Japanese, half English woman, in the story we meet her while she is beginning a work experience in an art toys shop owned by a friend.
The story follows Nao’s perspective during the new word experience and while she meets a plumber who resembles a Japanese fictional character she is a fan of. The truth is that Nao founds hard to try new experiences for her obsessive compulsive issues that bring her to imagine violent episodes against people around her.
Nao’s inner balance is precarious and the girl tries to maintain it by means of exercises, self-control work and courses in a Buddhist centre.
The graphic novel is about Nao’s evolution and her way to relate with other people: the story is graphically beautiful and it’s interesting, but I found quite hard to have a syntony with a character so peculiar – both in her joyful and sad moments.
* The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon ★★★☆☆½
*I read this book in italian