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By Wieslaw Mysliwski,Bill Johnston

Our hero and narrator is the getting older caretaker of cottages at a summer season hotel. A mysterious customer evokes him to percentage the tale of his lengthy lifestyles: we witness a cheerful adolescence lower brief by way of the warfare, 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 relations, loves misplaced yet remembered, and footloose travels out of the country. advised within the demeanour of acquaintances 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 adventure, 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 something yet ordinary.

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