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The Resource Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
Title
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
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Yu Hua ; translated from the Chinese by Andrew F. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
From the acclaimed author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: here is Yu Hua's unflinching portrait of life under Chairman Mao. A cart-pusher in a silk mill, Xu Sanguan augments his meager salary with regular visits to the local blood chief. His visits become lethally frequent as he struggles to provide for his wife and three sons at the height of the Cultural Revolution. Shattered to discover that his favorite son was actually born of a liaison between his wife and a neighbor, he suffers his greatest indignity, while his wife is publicly scorned as a prostitute. Although the poverty and betrayals of Mao's regime have drained him, Xu Sanguan ultimately finds strength in the blood ties of his family. With rare emotional intensity, grippingly raw descriptions of place and time, and clear-eyed compassion, Yu Hua gives us a stunning tapestry of human life in the grave particulars of one man's days
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Struggling to support his family on his meager salary amid the cruelty and hardships of Mao's China, Xu Sanguan is haunted by his love for Yile, his wife's son from a previous relationship, over his own children
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122004
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DLC
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1960-
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Hua, Yu
Dewey number
895.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Jones, Andrew F.
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:ab4d0aa3-990e-4fe8-8411-6f7fc678a4c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307425263
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ab4d0aa3-990e-4fe8-8411-6f7fc678a4c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307425263
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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