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By Wieslaw Mysliwski,Bill Johnston

Our hero and narrator is the getting older caretaker of cottages at a summer season inn. A mysterious customer conjures up him to percentage the tale of his lengthy lifestyles: we witness a cheerful formative years minimize brief by means 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 family members, loves misplaced yet remembered, and footloose travels overseas. informed 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 which 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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