Book cover for An Unexpected Light

An Unexpected Light



20 July 2007
496 pages
Imprint: Picador


'What raises the book to the level of a classic is its intensely personal meditation on the magic of unplanned adventure, of the pain and pleasure of pushing into the unknown. The whole book, like Elliot’s travels themselves, operated on this heightened level.
Jason Elliot is that rare traveller who surrenders himself to people and places and this tale is a many-layered reconstruction of his experience . . . I am sure this book will soon be among the classics of travel’
An Unexpected Light is often unexpectedly funny and constantly perceptive, but it is also profound’