Kassten Alonso’s novel Core: A Romance was an Oregon Book Awards finalist in 2005. He has published in the Portland Mercury, Portland Monthly, and The Oregonian, and was a contributor to Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon’s Sesquicentennial Anthology. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and daughter. Visit him at


A Romance

  • fiction

A beautifully written book. Impossible to put down.

James Frey
Author of A Million Little Pieces

This intense and compact novel crackles with obsession, betrayal, and madness, and was a 2005 Oregon Book Award Finalist for fiction. As the narrator becomes fixated on his best friend’s girlfriend, his precarious hold on sanity rapidly deteriorates into delusion and violence. This story can be...Forward

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