Talk Talk

Talk Talk

A Novel

Book - 2006
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A road trip across America and a story about language, love, and identity. The first time Bridger saw Dana- she was dancing barefoot, 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. It was not until their first date that Bridger learned that her deafness was profound and permanent--by then, he was falling in love. Now she is in a courtroom, 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 has been living a 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2006
ISBN: 9780670037704
0670037702
Branch Call Number: F BOYLE
FICTION Boyle
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 24 cm

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LucasHill
Nov 16, 2014

One the best representations of disability in fiction I have ever read.

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funky_d
Aug 25, 2013

I'm a big fan of TC Boyle and this story was tense, contained strong characters and an excellent plot. It gets going immediately and you will have a hard time putting it away until you find out what happens.

I was sad moving toward the end because as TC Boyle is wont to do, it doesn't end well. I wasn't disappointed in the ending as much as it left me feeling down.

It isn't a feel good. But, it's a great novel. Read it!

Misty20 Mar 30, 2012

I am almost done with the book and totally loved it. It was a book I could not put down, and I was totally absorbed in. I would definitely recommend it. Quite an unusual book about identity theft in today's world. Characters are very well developed so book is enjoyable to read.

I finally finished the book and was disappointed in the ending, which was very weak. The book was very good as a whole, but the ending was something to be desired. So I agree with the other reviewer, ending could have been better.

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

I must have misread what this book was about, because it was not at all what I expected. The story was fast-paced almost entirely throughout, and was really well-detailed as well. The end was a bit disappointing, but I enjoyed it.

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