Tuesday, 7:30 pm EST May 12, 2020
7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT
We are so proud to host the May 12 release event of Tracy O’Neill’s new novel Quotients, published by Soho Press! O’Neill, a 2012 Emerging Writers Fellow, has written a gripping literary espionage novel about the effect of technology and surveillance on our relationships. Author Gina Apostol (Gun Dealers’ Daughter, Insurrecto, The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata) will join O’Neill in conversation.
Tracy O’Neill is the author of a previous novel, The Hopeful, which was long-listed for the Flaherty Dunnan First Novel Prize. She is a recipient of the Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellowship and is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Lit Hub, BOMB, Guernica, Bookforum, Electric Literature, Grantland, Vice, VQR, The Guardian, Catapult, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She attended the MFA program in fiction at the City College of New York and the Ph.D. program in communications at Columbia University.
Gina Apostol’s fourth novel, Insurrecto, was named by Publishers’ Weekly one of the Ten Best Books of 2018. Her third book, Gun Dealers’ Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Foreign Policy, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, and others. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, Philippines. She teaches at the Fieldston School in New York City.
By Tracy O'Neill
Published by Soho Press
Two people search for connection in a world of fractured identities and aliases, global finance, big data, intelligence bureaucracies, algorithmic logic, and terror.
Jeremy Jordan and Alexandra Chen hope to make a quiet home together but struggle to find a space safe from their personal secrets. For Jeremy, this means leaving behind his former life as an intelligence operative during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. For Alexandra, a high-powered job in image management for whole countries cannot prepare her for her missing brother’s sudden reappearance.
In a culture of limitless surveillance, Jeremy and Alexandra will go to great lengths to protect what is closest to them. Spanning decades and continents, their saga brings them into contact with a down-and-out online journalist, shadowy security professionals, and jockeying technology experts, each of whom has a different understanding of whether information really protects us, and how we might build a world worth trusting in our paranoid age.
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