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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 evokes him to percentage the tale of his lengthy lifestyles: we witness a cheerful formative years lower 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 relatives, loves misplaced yet remembered, and footloose travels out of the country. instructed within the demeanour of acquaintances 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 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 whatever yet ordinary.

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