The first time he 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 Dana’s deafness was profound and permanent. By then he was falling in
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 her
expense. And as Dana and Bridger set out to find him, they begin to test to its
very limits the life they have begun to build together.
Talk Talk is both a
suspenseful chase across America and a moving story about language, love and
identity, from one of America’s most versatile and entertaining novelists. Download and start listening now!