In the heart of Boston in the 1980’s—a city engulfed in turmoil and racial tensions, an unlikely friendship develops between two students at Cathedral High School. Patrick is an Irish-Catholic born leader. His friends follow him with blind allegiance. Nate is a young, disciplined, black athlete—focused on finding his way out of the neighborhood alive. The two young men find themselves on hectic school grounds, in a culture that shuns friendships like theirs. Learn more→
Redeem the Lines
A sequel to Michael Patrick Murphy’s first novel, Neighborhood Lines, Redeem the Lines finds Nate and Patrick out in the real world where they ultimately cross paths and reunite in the mid-1990’s Boston landscape.
Other Literary Works in the Making
“A Road trip to the Old Country”
A few Boston Irishmen visit their relatives in rural Ireland only to be referred to as “The Yanks that flew upside down…”
“A Dive for Love“
A World War II love story where a young man faces a decision between the love for his country and the love of his life and unborn child…
A personal journey to finding one’s way out of the darkness and into the light.
Michael Patrick Murphy is CEO of A.Murphy Inc., a Union Electrical Contracting company located in Boston, Massachusetts. A. Murphy Inc. specializes in electrical, telecommunications, security, fire alarm, and audio visual systems installations and management. From working in the warehouse, driving the trucks, apprenticing, then as with Local 103 foremen, and now CEO, Murphy wears many hats and enjoys both building and growing the business alongside his brother.