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Talk Talk

Book - 2006
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"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."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2006
Branch Call Number: FICTION BOY
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 24 cm

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SherryNeufeld
Jun 10, 2018

This author never disappoints.

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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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