Chance Murphy and the Battle of Morganville

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Chance Murphy, a 13-year-old living in Morganville, Indiana during the mid 1980s, is full of contradictions. He wants to be a man, but he has the needs of a child; he loves his mentally handicapped sister, but he also resents her and wishes she weren’t such an easy target for the other kids; he is witty, but he embarrasses easily, especially when it comes to dealing with his emerging sexual feelings. Though Chance has a big heart, he has a dark side that surfaces in dreams of nuclear obliteration and ...
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Overview

Chance Murphy, a 13-year-old living in Morganville, Indiana during the mid 1980s, is full of contradictions. He wants to be a man, but he has the needs of a child; he loves his mentally handicapped sister, but he also resents her and wishes she weren’t such an easy target for the other kids; he is witty, but he embarrasses easily, especially when it comes to dealing with his emerging sexual feelings. Though Chance has a big heart, he has a dark side that surfaces in dreams of nuclear obliteration and manifests into paranoia and an "enemies list"—at the top of which is his archenemy, Otto Manheim, the neighborhood kid. While the tension between the two creates many comical moments, the conflict escalates and finally reaches a boiling point at the bloody battle of Morganville.
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I felt like I not only knew Chance, but I was part of his life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934087084
  • Publisher: Kedzie Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh P. McClary has worked in sales and marketing for various educational publishing houses. He devotes his spare time to developing his childhood memories into literature. He lives in Chicago.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2007

    New Book Entertaining and Genuine

    This was a great book! The story was engaging, full of action, culturally accurate (the year is 1986- I was reminded of several things about the 80s I had forgotten), and funny. I really felt like I knew what it was like to be a thirteen year old boy and felt bad for him for some of the things he went through and some of the things he didn't understand. This book was a real page turner- I hope the author writes some more about Chance Murphy in the future!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2007

    Wonderful, full of small town Indiana

    I felt like I was right there! Touching, funny, and just a good old read!

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