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  • Above Us the Sea

Dead Ink Books

Above Us the Sea

by Ania Card.

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  • Paperback published on 11/07/2024
  • Page count: 368 pages
  • ISBN: 9781915368515
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Quick take

This is a story of aching and emerging, intimacy and distance, set against an increasingly hostile landscape.


'Maybe when we looked away from it, it could only be for a fragmented moment. Maybe our gaze always returned, our eyes always finding the sea.'It's after a night in Cardiff's loudest gay bar that Toni first lays eyes on Gav, a retired Welsh boxer, and his boyfriend Karol, an aspiring Polish photographer. The trio soon fall into an intimate, ambiguous love triangle.

After a tragic event at a beach in Swansea, the trio are ripped apart, and Toni escapes to London, becoming caught between a convenient, loveless relationship and an illicit, lustful affair. Lost halfway between the British future she has always wanted, and the Eastern European past she has been running from, Toni can only wonder where and with whom she really belongs. Above Us the Sea is an ode to the tangled remains of lost loves and the imprints left by grieving souls, yearning for connection.

About the author

Ania Card lives in Brighton but was born and grew up in Poland. With nearly half of her life spent in the UK, she often finds herself between Poland and the UK, linguistically and culturally. She started writing in English when she arrived at Cardiff University, getting involved with the student cultural magazine “Quench”, where she became part of the editing team and headed the LGBTQ+ section. With a background in film theory and production, she has published film and music essays and reviews on independent platforms.

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