By Wieslaw Mysliwski,Bill Johnston

ISBN-10: 1935744909

ISBN-13: 9781935744900

Our hero and narrator is the getting older caretaker of cottages at a summer time hotel. A mysterious customer conjures up him to proportion the tale of his lengthy lifestyles: we witness a cheerful early life minimize brief by means of 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 relations, loves misplaced yet remembered, and footloose travels in a foreign country. instructed within the demeanour of neighbors and friends 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 which means. via turns hilarious and poignant, A Treatise on Shelling Beans is an epic recounting of a existence that, whereas common, is whatever yet ordinary.

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