Talk Talk Author:T. C. Boyle 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 ... more »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.« less
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This had such a great premise - and a great beginning, middle... it was only the end that fell a bit flat for me. Why have an epilogue if it doesn't wrap up the book? There was no justice in the way it ended... and did Bridger and Dana end up together in the end? It didn't seem like it, but I suppose there was enough leeway to hope... And did Peck ever go back to jail? And what about Natalia and Madison? It just felt very unfinished... unsatisfying in the end, which is such a shame because I really loved the rest of it. It was surprisingly exciting, filled with great writing... but without a better ending, it misses the greatness mark.