Post War Port Melbourne.
Honour, loyalty, thieving, larrikins, crooks, cops and scams-all part of the rich tapestry of everyday life in the borough. And Baghdad was at its epicenter; so too were the Barretts, a typical dockside family-staunch and loyal to a fault.
The Barrett family are looking to a bright future but with crooked mates, bent cops, genius and hair-brained scams, post-traumatic stress disorder, an unwanted pregnancy, and a murder, the road to happiness is a rocky one full of twists, turns, forks, detours, and potholes.
And Aimee Barrett, the diminutive, shy, unassuming housewife finds qualities that she never knew she had. Aimee unearths a strength and a quiet but unwavering determination in her endeavours to hold together the shattered lives of her brood.