Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
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. —Amazon.com
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Appropriate for the teacher
This is a dark, dark story, by one of China's most prominent contemporary writers. Mainly it is useful for teachers to appreciate the views of Chinese writers. It is probably too gruesome for most students.