Your cart


Total AUD



  • Hachette Australia

Dancing Backwards in High Heels

Christine Darcas

4 Reviews

Rated 0

Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An irresistible novel about finding yourself...on the dancefloor.

At forty-two, Madeleine Huchinson is in a rut. Newly arrived in Australia from America, she is struggling to cope with two children, a flagging marriage and an overwhelming sense of invisibility.

One winter evening while trying to get her sick son to a GP, she glimpes couples dancing, touching and laughing in a warmly lit studio. Attracted to this new world and reminded of her younger self, she decides to join a Latin American dance class.

Maddy starts reclaiming her identity on the dance floor - facing choices that threaten her marriage and tempations that could see her lose everything.

Read More Read Less

Praise for Dancing Backwards in High Heels

  • written with panache and flair...[a] charming story - The Australian Women's Weekly

  • By page 100 your feet will be tapping - Australian Country Style

  • A beautifully written novel - New Idea

  • You'll be guessing to the end - MX

Read More Read Less

Christine Darcas

Christine Darcas's short stories, memoir and journalism pieces have appeared in both Australian and overseas publications. In addition to her creative writing, Christine writes to advocate fundraising for Victoria's Autism Spectrum Disorder community. She is passionate about Latin-American and Ballroom dancing and has successfully competed at a variety of levels within Australian Dancesport. She was born and raised in the US and lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. She is the author of the novels DANCING BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS and SPINNING OUT, both published by Hachette Australia. For more information visit

This website uses cookies. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.Close cookie policy overlay