Quotient Hereditarily Indecomposable Banach Spaces A Banach space $X$ is said to be {\it quotient hereditarily indecomposable\/} if no infinite dimensional quotient of a subspace of $X$ is decomposable. We provide an example of a quotient hereditarily indecomposable space, namely the space $X_{\GM}$ constructed by W.~T.~Gowers and B.~Maurey in \cite{GM}. Then we provide an example of a reflexive hereditarily indecomposable space $\hat{X}$ whose dual is not hereditarily indecomposable; so $\hat{X}$ is not quotient hereditarily indecomposable. We also show that every operator on $\hat{X}^*$ is a strictly singular perturbation of an homothetic map. Categories:46B20, 47B99