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Hunting's Best Short Stories
Hunting's Best Short Stories

Hunting's Best Short Stories

Sporting's Best Short Stories series


336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.99 (CA $23.99) (US $17.99)

Publication Date: October 2002

ISBN 9781556524745

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2002)

Price: $17.99


23 masterful talks capturing the drama, danger, and raw energy of the hunt

In this powerful collection, classics including Guy de Maupassant’s “Love” and Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” join contemporary offerings such as Wallace Stegner’s “The Blue-Winged Teal,” “On the Antler” by E. Annie Proulx, and David Quammen’s “Walking Out.” From duck, goose, and grouse hunting to stiffer contests for deer, elk, moose, bear, and big African game—in one case, even a manhunt—all kinds of hunting and all possible outcomes, from the comic to the heartwarming, disastrous, or bizarre, are explored. Against the backdrop of ocean, frozen swamp, forest, or jungle, we see the deep bonds between father and son, huntsman and dog, man and nature being forged or shattered as the line between sport and survival blurs, and the hunter risks becoming prey to weather, to circumstance, or to human and animal foes.

Author Biography

Paul D. Staudohar is the editor of Baseball’s Best Short Stories and other books. He lives in Lafayette, California.