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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 conjures up him to percentage the tale of his lengthy existence: we witness a contented formative years reduce brief through the conflict, 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 in a foreign country. instructed within the demeanour of buddies 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 means of turns hilarious and poignant, A Treatise on Shelling Beans is an epic recounting of a existence that, whereas common, is something yet ordinary.

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