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By Wieslaw Mysliwski,Bill Johnston

Our hero and narrator is the getting older caretaker of cottages at a summer time lodge. A mysterious customer evokes him to proportion the tale of his lengthy existence: we witness a cheerful youth reduce brief via 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 relatives, loves misplaced yet remembered, and footloose travels overseas. instructed within the demeanour of associates and acquaintances swapping tales over the mundane job 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 way 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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