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 ... Show synopsis 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.