T. Coraghessan Boyle — better known as T.C. — is back with his 11th novel, Talk Talk, an identity-theft
thriller that traces the framing of Dana Halter, a deaf woman who is in
danger of disappearing into the criminal-justice system. Her heroic
boyfriend, Bridges, is ready to risk it all for Dana’s love, and the
two set out on a road trip across the country to clear her name. Sounds
simple enough, but Boyle, an Iowa Writer’s Workshop grad and the winner
of a PEN/Faulkner and a slew of other awards, writes like a true Mark
Twain disciple, working the balance of humor and the ruthless nature of
human society with his deftly layered language. He’ll read in the
Boston Public Library’s Abbey Room, Copley Square, Boston | July
11 @ 6 pm | free | 617.859.2212. Click here for Peter Keough's Phoenix review of Talk Talk.
Boyle's official website
The New York Times reviews Boyle's other books, and Ms. Kakutani hates on Talk Talk: "In any case, it's a sorry and pallid conclusion to what might have been one of this gifted writer's more winning novels."
Boyle takes a sweet vacation