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By Wieslaw Mysliwski,Bill Johnston

Our hero and narrator is the getting older caretaker of cottages at a summer time inn. A mysterious customer evokes him to percentage the tale of his lengthy existence: we witness a contented formative years reduce brief through 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. advised within the demeanour of pals and acquaintances 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 which means. via 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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