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 NOTHING BUT NET is a narrative about an African American male growing up in 1950, 60’s in a small southern city in North Carolina. Abandoned by his mother following her separation/divorce and loss of custody of his younger half brother and left to live with his Maternal Grandfather and two Aunts. They lived in a four-room shotgun house, in one of the most impoverished neighbors in the city. The house was wood- framed with a tar paper roof, a chimney in the kitchen, and one in the second room. There was a spigot at the front porch and one next to the back door. The floors were wooden slats weakened by age and of such poor quality that they flexed. There was no indoor plumbing.

Terence Murchison, Sr. writes about his experiences and draws from a well of deep reflections and personal experiences. He gives insight into how he survived and benefited from early childhood setbacks of losing family members and experiencing the pain of abandonment. I promise you will understand the importance of a community’s impact and influence in developing Americans from similar environments as his humble beginnings. You will come to understand how he survived and eventually thrived in adulthood.

This memoir explores, reflects, and draws from a well of deep reflections and experiences and gives readers' insight into how an Elementary Training School, Junior High, Senior High School and university moved a mountain and opened opportunities for one of its own. I tell you how I survived and benefited from early childhood setbacks of losing family members and experiencing abandonment. I promise you will come to and understand the importance of a community’s impact and influence in developing Americans from similar environments as my humble beginnings. You will come to know how I survived and eventually thrived.

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