When Watched: Stories by Leopoldine Core


Refreshing, witty, and absolutely close to the heart, Core’s twenty stories, set in and around New York City, have an other-worldly quality along with a deep seriousness—even a moral seriousness. What we know of identity is smashed and in its place, true individuals emerge, each bristling with a unique sexuality, a belief-system all their own. Reminiscent of Jane Bowles, William Burroughs, and Colette, her writing glows with an authenticity that is intoxicating and rare.

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A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree

Whiting Award Winner

PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist

Lambda Literary Award Finalist

Longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction & The Story Prize

“Core captures a precious slice of what it is to be human. . . . She reaches moments of extraordinary grace.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Pick up this book and prepare to face sublime recognition.” —Rookie

“Full of dazzling insight and empathy.” —Refinery 29

When Watched: Stories by Leopoldine Core