‘Think about the woman you’re becoming!’ Leonie said, trying to prevent Cassie’s flight from home and the problems there. 'You could find yourself out of the frying pan and into the fire.'
Her past denied and dance championship dreams discarded, Cassie Sleight leaves home. In the seemingly idyllic coastal town of Keimera, she starts a career on the English staff of the local high school. Exposure to Mark Talbut, a man struggling to be modern yet threatened by power shifts in the workplace and in society, causes Cassie to assess her reactions as a teacher and a woman. As she does so, the secrets of her past surface. Will that past continue to choreograph Cassie’s present steps? What sort of woman does she become?
‘In and Out of Step' looks at how the world a person lives in shapes that person for good and for bad. It is a story about friendship and family, belonging, alienation, sexual harassment, and change. The title alludes to the way Cassie Sleight uses dance as a way to interpret life and process her reactions to it.
About the Author
Christine Knight was a secondary teacher of English and Drama. She taught in Australian schools in a number of states and territories and lived in Alabama and Texas between 1991-1994. In the nineties, while living in Canberra, she won theatre awards for her dramatic work. Her poetry and short stories have been published in literary magazines. 'In and Out of Step' is her debut novel and the first novel in the Keimera series. Her debut poetry anthology 'What the Camera Cannot Capture' was released in 2013. She is married and has two adult children and currently lives in Australia. You can read more about Christine and her work at www.christinemknight.com.au Fans can also follow Christine through her facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-M-Knight-Fan-Page/160899543948641