We were so proud to host the release event for 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) joined O’Neill in conversation.
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.