The Photo Album chronicles the life of three generations of an Australian family from the start of World War II till the present date.
The “photos” are presented in words, and the reader is invited to use his or her imagination to see the events. Each photo marks a development in the story.
The action moves from life in a forest, to a village, then to big cities, then to other countries. Though the characters are Australian, in some ways they are universal.
Volume 1 presents the childhood and early adulthood of the seven children of the second generation. Each one is very different from the others in talent, in motivation, and life choices. Religious attachments and rejections are crucial and to a great extent govern the lives of people. National and world events are interwoven with the developments in the family.