Sometimes it takes more than two to tango.
Sport and drinking. That’s about all the country town of Galah has to offer. It’s no wonder anyone young, or different, moves off to the city.
For Simon and Jade though, it’s where they grew up. Simon ekes out a living as a freelance journalist, and by giving the occasional tap dancing class at the local dance school. Jade works at the Galah pub, but lives for the Argentine tango. It’s just a shame she’s the only one in town who dances it.
But, that all changes when they are dragged into helping with a charity dance competition, and Jade is paired with the most eligible almost bachelor in Galah.
Initially the competition seems a sure fire success. With a gaggle of the town’s colorful characters partnering the dance school’s dancers, and some inter town rivalry added to the mix, the event captures the entertainment starved town’s imagination.
Soon, dancing is all anyone in Galah can talk about. And Simon and Jade are at the centre of the whirlwind.
And then things start going wrong with Jade’s Tango.
“Don't be fooled by the title, The Tango is more than just a floorshow. Mr Hopwood's book takes us on an enticing journey of hope, prejudice and life in the Australian country. Read it and rejoice.”
—Managing Editor, Fairfax Media, Snowy Times.