At last, Mr. Tomine's first actual graphic novel is here. This fine Drawn & Quarterly hardcover edition articulates an angst-ridden Asian-American assimilation in 108 finely rendered pages collecting Optic Nerve #9 - #11. This work captures the lives of 20-somethings navigating their way towards a place in the scheme of things that they can call their own. Tomine is that rare creator with perfect pitch and it's uncanny how he always manages to get it... just right. This time out, a romance unwinds, a friendship blooms and fades, and life goes on.