Friends gather for dinner, drink a glass or five, and begin telling each other stories. Tales of dangerous hunting experiences are thrown around lightheartedly. This mood changes quickly when Bonniface, the most enthusiastic hunter in the area, offers up a tragic story that silences everyone. A realistic and compelling tale, "The Gamekeeper" walks the fine line between reason and insanity.
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a French writer. Famed for being a master of the short story, he also wrote travel books and occasionally dabbled in poetry. His stories mainly focus on the relationships between men and women sitting at crossroads in their lives - whether personal or professional. His dramatic flair is largely influenced by French novelist Gustave Flaubert and is perfect for fans of Anton Chekhov's short stories. The most notable of the 300 short stories that he wrote include 'Bel Ami', 'Une Vie', and 'The Dumpling'.