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Talk Talk
by T.C. Boyle

Published: 2006-07-06
Hardcover : 352 pages
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The bestselling author of The Inner Circle and Drop City returns with a timely new novel about a woman in desperate pursuit of a man who has stolen her identity

The first time Bridger saw Dana she was dancing barefoot, her hair aflame in the red glow of the club, her body throbbing with ...
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The bestselling author of The Inner Circle and Drop City returns with a timely new novel about a woman in desperate pursuit of a man who has stolen her identity

The first time Bridger saw Dana she was dancing barefoot, her hair aflame in the red glow of the club, her body throbbing with rhythms and cross-rhythms that only she could hear. He was mesmerized. That night they were both deaf, mouthing to each other over the booming bass. And it was not until their first date, after he had agonized over what CD to play in the car, that Bridger learned that her deafness was profound and permanent. By then, he was falling in love.

Now she is in a courtroom, her legs shackled, as a list of charges is read out. She is accused of assault with a deadly weapon, auto theft, and passing bad checks, among other things. Clearly there has been a terrible mistake. A man—his name is William “Peck” Wilson as Dana and Bridger eventually learn—has been living a blameless life of criminal excess at Dana's expense. And as Dana and Bridger set out to find him, they begin to test to its limits the life they have started to build together.

Talk Talk is both a thrilling road trip across America and a moving story about language, love, and identity from one of America's finest novelists.

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  "Talk Talk"by swannwsong (see profile) 02/26/12

I read this book because Steven King recommended it. I thought it was good, a quick read.

 
  "Talk Talk by TC Boyle"by BobbiLSmith (see profile) 04/01/11

Interesting story about a deaf woman and stolen identities. It keeps your interest from the very beginning. The end leaves you somewhat confused, but I think he purposely did it that way, so...

 
  "Talk Talk"by 65onthego (see profile) 07/21/10

 
  "Interested all the way through until the very disappointing ending"by cjballard (see profile) 08/31/07

Although it was an easy read and the author had me interested all the way through, the ending was not only disappointing but made me mad for reading and investing in the rest of the book.



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  "A cautionary tale of identity theft"by ResedaBabe (see profile) 08/30/07

The Literary Lyres rated this book 7 out of a possible 10. We had trouble understanding the vigilante attitude of the protagonist, Dana and her boyfriend, Bridger. We understand anger but es... (read more)

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