He writes of some of his more memorable encounters, and especially about one family. His novel is of fictional places and characters but based on a true life experience with this family. He writes about a man and woman's struggle to raise (6) six children when times are not so good. enjoy the way he coins his phrases. page after page of painting a scene, describing characters, or whether the flowers are red or yellow. Starting with chapter two, he cuts right to the chase... The Story.