This book "A Changeable Banquet" is the author's eighth distinct work, in his nonfiction series, his Octalogy, or compound work of literature of 129- fact-based short stories, and his 68th book. Most of the stories have been written within the last eight years, and reedited, never published publicly on paper, or in book form. Now restored for book distribution. The eight book collection, the series consist of: "In My Time," "Men among Men," "Times and Seasons," "The Way You Have to Be," "An Unsuspecting Life," "To Want, and Want Not " "Winner or Loser Takes Nothing," And the eighth book being "A Changeable Banquet." In Dr. Siluk's eighth volume series of Nonfiction, he brings to life thirteen short stories, perhaps in the manner of Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," or James Joyce's "Dubliners" with much intense and masterly, in the dissection of life in the real world. Such as with "Ushuaia, an Old Man's Reminiscence" along the Tierra del Fuego mountains, in Patagonia, in 2010. And in the manner of Samuel Beckett, Siluk produces a radio play, called: "At the Metro of Lima" out of actual events. Also there is one short story in English and Spanish called: "Old Man Bernabe" out of the Satipo Jungles of Peru. Dr. Dennis L. Siluk is a poet since he was twelve years old, a writer, Psychologist, Ordained Minister, Decorated Veteran from the Vietnam War, Doctor in Arts and Education. In addition, he received twice Honorary Doctorate, and was appointed Poet Laureate in Peru, nine times. One of his books, "The Galilean," took Honorable Mention at the 2016 Paris Book Festival, and received an award from the Congress of Peru, for his cultural writings. He is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, and lives with his wife Rosa, in Lima, Peru and High up in the Andes, in Huancayo, also, in Minnesota. And Photograph is of the Author, taken by his wife Rosa in a park in Lima, Peru, 2011.