336 pages, 8.28 × 6.25 × 1.26 in
July 15, 2014
Random House of Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307363066
ISBN - 13: 9780307363060
From the Publisher
The highly anticipated new stand-alone, full-colour graphic novel from Bryan Lee O'Malley, author and artist of the hugely bestselling (and Toronto-set) Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series.
Seconds is a complex and novelistic stand-alone story about a young restaurant owner named Katie who, after being visited by a magical apparition, is given a second chance at love and to undo her wrongs. Fans new and old will love O'Malley's bold and quirky style infused with his subtle, playful humour.
About the Author
Bryan Lee O’Malley is the creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, in 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to make comics.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER“Funny, colourfully drawn, briskly plotted and packed with enough detailed food porn to set serious foodies salivating, Seconds is a slight afternoon read, tackling Millennial anxiety and all that (often overstated) quarter-life crisis stuff in its own light-touch way.” —The Globe and Mail “Fans of Scott Pilgrim know that O’Malley writes and draws quirky humour like no one else.” —Ottawa Citizen “In Seconds…O’Malley addresses bigger, and sometimes darker, themes like regret, ambition and relationships. But he leaves room for magic in the panels, too…. Seconds isn’t quite as jam-packed with cultural references as Scott Pilgrim, but both books relish the details: Beautiful pages illuminate layouts of Katie’s home and workplaces. Delectable dishes are described at length. Even his characters’ wardrobe choices are spot-on.” —USA Today “O’Malley’s created another funny, videogame-inflected world where relatable human emotions meet surreal, fantastic elements…. O’Malley’s clearly grappling with some big issues here, about personal responsibility, decision-making, and regret…. A step forward both artistically and thematically.” —The Portland Mercury “It’s part cautionary fable, part second-coming-of-age drama, wistfully nostalgic while never shying away from the rough patches on the road from ‘adulthood’ to adulthood.” —Grantland “Richly imagined and vibrantly drawn, Seconds is a funny, surprising, and enchanting read.” —Publishers Weekly “You can recognize the b