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The narrator is dead, and nearly all the characters in the book are doomed by HIV, with exception of the caring and humble grandfather. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mariah MacKay
A warning this is a bleak tale; it flows from an historical event the spread of HIV AIDS infection in Henan Province through careless blood collection procedures. Read morePublished 8 months ago by wsmrer
a fabulous book. it tells the stunning story that is the disaster happened in a village in China. To make money, the peasants in the Ding Village donated blood at the blood... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John
Wow, amazing book. would never have guessed something like that could happen. Great read, book is written well it makes you want to read.Published 19 months ago by rigby1
Based on the true story of China's villagers who were encouraged to sell blood to make money; a few years after the initial prosperity, the unsanitary methods of blood collecting... Read morePublished 23 months ago by sally tarbox
This fable of modern china brings this reader to tears at the loss of traditional peasant life and to laughter at the crass materialism that has replaced traditional values. Read morePublished on November 30, 2013 by Arlenerichards89
Some novels are... you want to read them even if it isn't fun and relaxing. Dream of Ding Village is such a novel. Read morePublished on September 6, 2013 by Per Carlsson
A must read for serious reader. A fictional account of the transmission of AIDS in rural China. In it , is the most poignant scene I have ever read in a book.Published on May 26, 2013 by Frequentreader102