Author(s): T.C. Boyle
There's more than one way to take a life.
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 mesmerised. 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 agonised 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 auto theft, possession of a controlled substance, assault with a deadly weapon - the list goes on. Clearly there has been a terrible mistake. And as Dana and Bridger set out to find the person who is living a blameless life of criminal excess at her expense, they begin to test the life they have built together to its limits.
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.
Boyle has a very loyal readership: Drop City has sold 40K and The Inner Circle has sold 25K so far Film rights on Talk Talk have already been optioned by Universal Pictures Boyle is of America's finest writers: review coverage guaranteed
'One of America's most fluent, dazzling and readable writers' Uncut Praise for THE INNER CIRCLE:'This is a wonderful novel, beautifully constructed and written, and constantly compelling. Boyle just gets better and better' Daily Mail 'Boyle writes with pace, verve and breathtaking insight' Independent Praise for DROP CITY:'Boyle's pellucid prose never snags on pretension or self-indulgence. Acutely observed and perfectly pitched, this exhilarating novel rides emotionsal cross-currents like a raft on rapids' Time Out
T.C. Boyle's novels include World's End,winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, The Tortilla Curtain, Riven Rock,Friend of The Earth, Drop City (which was a finalist for the National Book Awards) and The Inner Circle. His stories appear regularly in most major magazines, including the New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, Granta and The Paris Review. He lives in California.