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5.5 X 8.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, the New Yorker, LitHub, BOMB, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Literarian, New World Writing, Narrative, Scoundrel Time, Guernica, Bookforum, Electric Literature, Grantland, Vice, The Guardian, VQR, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her column Body Language appeared in Catapult. She attended the MFA program at the City College of New York and the PhD program in communications at Columbia University.
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Praise for Quotients

"Quotients is a stunning novel. O'Neill asks us to take a look at the nature of and the necessity for secrecy--in both our most intimate relationships and on the global scale--while reminding us of its inevitable demise in an age of eroding privacy. An entrancing, incendiary book--the ideas within these pages, and their implications, will haunt you for a good long while."
--Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy

"Quotients is a novel perfectly tuned to our times, and it contains more artistry and intelligence than our times perhaps deserve. Tracy O'Neill has constructed the moving story of a young couple trying to build their lives within a divided and constantly dividing world of big data, small faith, political gaming, and unquantifiable fear. A superb and enlivening exploration of paranoia and the search for intimacy."
--Jonathan Lee, author of High Dive

"A startling work of art: even as its sentences make precise, jujitsu moves on the reader, Tracy O'Neill's Quotients keeps us keyed to intimacy, to love, to a family's moving domestic world. With a plot that's intricate but intimate, global and domestic, this novel pulls us deep into surveillance's dark web, but, grounded in love, it offers us a way out: an awesome artistic feat."
--Gina Apostol, author of Insurrecto

"Thoroughly engaging and savvy. Part thriller, part mystery, part alarming critique of the world we're all living in without most people knowing it. Also, surprisingly, a love story rendered in galloping prose that takes you all over the map."
--Fiona Maazel, author of A Little More Human

"This challenging, slow-burning, yet suspenseful tale is a frame for O'Neill's powerful and chilling warning to consider the choices we are making. With an astounding grasp of the issues confronting our age, an assured depiction of a multitude of diverse characters, and a distinctive style all her own, she ranges from movingly sensual descriptions to sharp observations, from wordplay to gut punches. In sum, this is a poignant lament for our time's lost generation, which may be all of us."
--Booklist, Starred Review

"Lingers in the consciousness long after the final page."

Praise for The Hopeful

National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
Longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan Debut Novel Prize
An Electric Literature Best Novel the Year

"Both a beautiful narrative and a political statement worth listening to."
--Huffington Post

"Written with an original literary grace all her own."
--The Rumpus

"The book soars . . . achieving a beauty of its own in the process."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A universal story about aspiration and imperfection . . . [exploring] ideas of heredity, ambition, maturity, failure, and, yes, hope."
--Publishers Weekly