Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant is a novel written by Yu Hua in 1995, and describes a story in which Xu Sangun relied on selling his own blood to survive one difficulty after another. Through this, he overcame the untold hardships and sufferings the times imposed upon him. But when he became old, he experienced a mental breakdown due to the fact that people no longer wanted to buy his blood. The novel portrays a life of both great tribulation, and profound tenderness. It demonstrates people's intense desire to survive in the face of doom.