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 lodge. A mysterious customer evokes him to proportion the tale of his lengthy existence: we witness a contented youth minimize brief through the struggle, 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. instructed within the demeanour of pals and pals 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. by way 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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