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By Wieslaw Mysliwski,Bill Johnston

Our hero and narrator is the getting older caretaker of cottages at a summer time hotel. A mysterious customer conjures up him to proportion the tale of his lengthy existence: we witness a cheerful adolescence minimize brief through the battle, his hiding from the Nazis buried in a heap of potatoes, his plodding makes an attempt to play the saxophone, the brutal homicide of his kin, loves misplaced yet remembered, and footloose travels out of the country. instructed within the demeanour of buddies and friends swapping tales over the mundane activity of shelling beans—in the grand oral culture of Myśliwski’s celebrated Stone Upon Stone—each anecdote, lived event, and reminiscence accrues cross-stitched layers of that means. by means of turns hilarious and poignant, A Treatise on Shelling Beans is an epic recounting of a lifestyles that, whereas common, is whatever yet ordinary.

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