SAILOR TWAIN

Or: The Mermaid In The Hudson

Mark Siegel

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One hundred years ago, on the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular—and notoriously reclusive—author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense.

“This extraordinary work of fiction pushes the graphic novel well beyond its previous limits. The narrative takes us on many journeys through space and time, but is more than a mere tale. It's about past and present, the absolute importance of myth, of language, of stories themselves. In superb words and drawings, it also explores obsession and love in a way that is original to the genre, and to literature itself. In the best sense, the completed work succeeds in a very difficult task: making the reader more human. Bravo!” - Pete Hamill

“Addictive.” - Rachel Maddow

“A romance in the truest sense of the word, Sailor Twain is a marvel of graphical beauty and complex, intelligent storytelling. Siegel creates a misty, magical Hudson river that is somehow realer and truer and more seductive and many fathoms deeper than the real thing.” - Lev Grossman

Product specs

  • Title: SAILOR TWAIN
  • Author: Mark Siegel
  • Publisher: First Second Books
  • Price: $24.99
  • Page count: 398 pages
  • Trim size: 9 x 6.25
  • Weight: 1.54 lbs
  • ISBN-13: 9781596436367
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Content: Black and white illustrations