Sea Above, Sun Below

I’m excited to announce the third edition of my debut novel. This is only available to overseas readers. You can purchase it on the Amazon of your country as long as they’re in the list below. Search the title and author name and be sure to change the search function to “books”. Thanks so much for your support!

“I have read Sea Above, Sun Below with great delight, find it ‘a cacophony of jubilation,’ and I love the boldness of Salis’ characters, his wit, and the dash of his writing. There is electricity on every page, reminding me of what Dr. Sam Johnson said of Dr. Birch, ‘As soon as he takes up his pen, it turns into a tornado.’”

Alexander Theroux, author of Darconville’s Cat and Laura Warholic

“The prose is delightfully various in its effects and the humor has propulsive force. I was really impressed with Salis’ ability to move between styles and genre riffs with such elan. Sea Above, Sun Below is quite distinctive—an adventurous read.”

– Alan Singer, author of The Inquisitor’s Tongue and Memory Wax

“George Salis is a distinguished reader and a distinguished writer.”

– Joseph McElroy, author of Women and Men

“George Salis has an exhilarating gift. The overall breadth of the book, the cinematic quality, and the ease with which he juggles all the voices are terrific. It’s masterfully orchestrated, vast in scope, and fearless.”

– Rikki Ducornet, author of the Tetralogy of Elements

Sea Above, Sun Below is dazzling, so imaginative, original, and fierce. I took great pleasure in it.”

– Lee Siegel, author of Love in a Dead Language and Typerotica 

“An eye for the character and an ear for prose that collapses the barrier between reality and metaphor; Salis’ debut novel comes out swinging with a maturity and humor often seen in postmodernist titans of the last century. Made even more stunning at the young age it was written and more exciting for what may come in the future.”

– Ben Shore of the BookTuber channel Book Shore

“George Salis is very gifted! I was very impressed with many parts of Sea Above, Sun Below and was pulled right in.”

– Wendy Walker, author of The Secret Service and Stories Out of Omarie

“[Sea Above, Sun Below] is an admirable creation.”

– Daniel Green, author of Beyond the Blurb

“Salis’ prose is creating a new vanguard of metaphysical, metacognitive postmodern magical realism. He possesses an ability to seamlessly incorporate mythological storytelling with a fresh structure and a unique interpretation of modern consciousness. The result is work that hearkens to a new Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, and Karel Čapek. Salis’ vision is one that is revolutionary in letters.”

– Garrett Zecker, author, actor, and teacher of writing and literature

“George Salis’ debut novel Sea Above, Sun Below is a real treat, a feast for the mind and a dizzying rollercoaster of a read. It’s an example of magic realism at its best.”

– Erik Martiny, author of The Pleasures of Queuing

“Sea Above, Sun Below is a second coming of demoted wanderers and is made of the

starstuff needed to extend the life that doom guarantees.”

Barton Smock, author of Ghost Arson

“There are no boundaries between reality, the fantastic, and dreams, and this gives George Salis a lot of room for the poetic and mythical mode of writing, which he is clearly adept at. […] This is some grand, well-crafted prose. […] I cannot express how much symbolism there is, how much allusion is going on. This is a book that showcases a mind of great learning.”

Chris Via of the BookTuber channel Leaf by Leaf

“I have never been more tempted and never more afraid to fall than after reading Salis’ creation. Sea Above, Sun Below engulfs you into the thoughts, fears, and lives of the complex individuals he has created. Winding through fallen skydivers and lost legends, every page brings an intense captivation that leaves you craving the next. Salis weaves myth and fantasy through science and rational thought so intensely, you are left believing that they should have never been ripped apart in the first place. There truly are no words for the experience to be had through these pages, and I urge everyone to take the leap themselves.”

Kaleigh Dandeneau, author of Something Akin To

“As I was reading, the idea struck me that there is some Cărtărescu in it, my most personal favorite writer, with the dreams and hallucinations and childhood, but he’s very much his own voice. If that’s a first novel, I can’t wait to read the fifth.”

Instagram user @finnegan._

“Finished last night. All I can say is that I’m so glad that I was made aware of this book. Truly beautiful, personal and rewarding. And that this is his first book is even more impressive. I’m happy to have an author to follow. Yeah, we’ve read the classics and the masters but how many of them do we see and read from the start of their career. This is one. Read this book! A soon-to-be classic of American literature.”

Goodreads/Instagram user Kevin Adams (@hvbooknerd)

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