English Summary/英文概要： In a Scotland beset with depression, Willem is one victim among many. He loses his job, his mother dies and he is forced out of the flat they shared. Seeing no other option, he takes to the streets of Edinburgh, where he soon learns the cruelty felt outside the confines of his comfortable life. Stories from his past are interwoven with his current strife as he tries to figure out the nature of this new world and the indignities it brings. Determined to live freely, he leaves Edinburgh, hiking into the Scottish Highlands to seek solitude, peace and an unhampered, pure vision of life at nature’s breast.
The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J. Gyle is at once a lyrical, haunting novel and a set piece in the rage of an oppressed, forgotten community. J. D. Dixon’s sparse, brutal language captures the energy and isolation of desperation, uniting despondency and untrammelled anger in the person of his protagonist.
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 在深受大萧条之苦的苏格兰，Willem是众多受害者之一。他失业了，母亲去世了，他被迫离开了他们共同居住的公寓。他别无选择，只能呢走上爱丁堡街头，在那里，他很快体会到了原本舒适生活圈之外的残酷。当他试图弄清这个新世界的性质和它所带来的屈辱时，他过去的经历与他当前的冲突交织在一起。他决心自由地生活，便离开爱丁堡，徒步前往苏格兰高地，寻求孤独、和平，以及对大自然纯洁的生活憧憬。
本书是一部令人难以忘怀的抒情小说。J. D. Dixon凝练、残酷的语言捕捉到了绝望的能量和孤独，在他主人公的身上凝聚了沮丧和无节制的愤怒。（LYR）
“这本书太棒了！我是认真的！我会将它推荐给所有人。J D Dixon天赋异禀。小说原始而直接，有时又令人震撼，同时弥漫着悲伤的气息。真的是太棒了！我所读过的最优秀的小说处女作之一。”——Terry Tyler reviews
“一部令人难以忘怀的优美小说。”——The Book Cove
Shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Prize 2018.
“What a find. This book is seriously good. I mean, seriously. I’d recommend it to anyone, whatever your usual genres of choice. J D Dixon has a real gift, the innate sort that cannot be learned from classes. The book is raw, rough in places, and sometimes shocking. It’s also immensely sad. It’s just - great. One of the best debut novels I’ve ever read.”
“A brave book that demands to be read… One of the best accounts of homelessness that I have read. Drink deep of this book.”Netgalley
“A lyrical, haunting novel.”--The Book Cove
“Will keep you engrossed at every turn… This gut-wrenching novel… This book is a must-read for everyone.”--Underrated Reads