New PDF release: Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

By Yu Hua,Andrew F. Jones

From the acclaimed writer of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this is Yu Hua’s unflinching portrait of lifestyles lower than Chairman Mao. A cart-pusher in a silk mill, Xu Sanguan augments his meager wage with ordinary visits to the neighborhood blood leader. His visits turn into lethally widespread as he struggles to supply for his spouse and 3 sons on the peak of the Cultural Revolution. Shattered to find that his favourite son used to be truly born of a liaison among his spouse and a neighbor, he suffers his maximum indignity, whereas his spouse is publicly scorned as a prostitute. even supposing the poverty and betrayals of Mao’s regime have tired him, Xu Sanguan finally reveals power within the blood ties of his relatives. With infrequent emotional depth, grippingly uncooked descriptions of position and time, and clear-eyed compassion, Yu Hua offers us a beautiful tapestry of human existence within the grave details of 1 man’s days.

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