Sam Marshalls is dying. After discovering he has terminal lung cancer, Sam is faced with the reality that he has to let go of everything he cares about. By The Ocean is a man’s journey on his own terms into the unyielding tides of death while faced with the powerful waves of a life full of regrets.

By The Ocean is a novel about transgression of morals, love, pain, and earthly attachment. Cosmic and endless, the abyss beckons Sam to fall away from the world of the living on an alcohol-fueled death binge.

Trigger Warning: Themes of suicide, depression, self-harm, blasphemy, substance use/abuse, animal cruelty, graphic sex, slurs, and racial discrimination.

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