Interviews about Quotients, a New York Times New & Noteworthy Book, have appeared in:
"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
"[A] stylish, impressive novel."
- The New York Times
"The first great novel of the post-Wikileaks era."
- Believer Magazine
"A story about secrecy, intimacy, and hidden systems, O'Neill's sentences are expertly crafted marvels of economy. Her prose feels almost redacted, as if someone has cut out just the right bits to keep you guessing and thinking and feeling." - Charles Yu, National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown
"This stunning, and deeply disquieting, literary techno-thriller—about a couple struggling to escape their past lives and make safe harbor of their relationship within the gathering storm of the mass surveillance age—will knock you on your ass. Cerebral and lyrical, epic in geopolitical scope and achingly intimate in portraiture, Quotients is a blazingly intelligent (not to mention terrifyingly timely) novel of ideas as well as a humane and heartbreaking love story."
"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
"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 and that takes you all over the map."
- Fiona Maazel, author of Woke Up Lonely
“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
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