1979 Christian Kracht
Designed by Paul Barnes and Peter Saville
Published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2001
This is a book of two halves; one of the revolution in Iran (the flames), the other of a holy site in Tibet (The clouds above a mountain). The narrator is a German interior designer, cut up in the revolution who escapes to find salvation at Mount Kailish. However he is arrested by the Chinese as a Russian spy.