An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

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Picador, Aug 2, 2011 - Travel - 512 pages
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With a New Afterword by the Author

Part travelogue, part historical evocation, part personal quest, and part reflection on the joys and perils of passage, this acclaimed synthesis of description and insight remains as relevant today as when it first appeared. Jason Elliot's An Unexpected Light is a remarkable, poignant book about Afghanistan and a heartfelt reflection on the experience of travel itself.

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AN UNEXPECTED LIGHT: Travels in Afghanistan

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

British journalist Elliot chronicles his love affair with Afghanistan in this evocative, albeit somewhat long-winded, narrative.The author first visited Afghanistan briefly when he was 19 and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen_Wells - LibraryThing

An English schoolboy with no connection to the place, falls mysteriously in love with a far country. As soon as he is old enough, off he goes. And a wonderful, wonderful book results. Just now and ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jason Elliot lives in London. He is the bestselling author of An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan and Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran.

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