Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid in the Hudsonby Mark Siegel
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 popularand notoriously reclusiveauthor 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… See more details below
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 popularand notoriously reclusiveauthor 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.
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Real Objet d'Art Sailor Twain is a triumph of collaboration. Lore, history, social ethics, and romance swirl together, wearving a thing of ominous beauty. I am also so happy to find a book that revives the original ethos of mermaid folklore, of trickery and eroticism. And to top it all off, this is a graphic novel! Truly, an objet d'art.
You are doomed. It's a maritime hazard. But is it possible to survive such a curse? This graphic novel takes you to 19th Century Hudson River where steamboats convey passengers and cargo between New York and Albany instyle . Chock full of maritime and period detail.
Victorian-era New York, a steamboat captain staying true to his ill wife, a lecherous boat owner and a mermaid, all wrapped up in a hardcover graphic novel. The beautiful charcoal drawings really help tell the tale, making more believable the danger of both night and water. Captain Twain pulls a wounded mermaid from the water and hides her in his cabin until she is healed, receiving her promise never to sing to him. But will she still pull him into the depths of the Hudson River? How many men has the mermaid captured with her song? Nudity and a few drawings of sexual acts might put off some readers but are entirely appropriate to the story. A very enjoyable read.