Set 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 graphic novel Sailor Twain: Or: The Mermaid of the Hudson (First Second Books, $24.99) deepens. “. . . a gripping novel with compelling characters, enhanced by haunting, erotically charged drawings." –John Irving. Siegel is the editorial director of First Second Books and an accomplished writer and illustrator. He is the illustrator of To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel, and author and illustrator of the picture book Moving House.