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Brett Hartman

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BRETT HARTMAN is the author of the acclaimed YA novel CADILLAC CHRONICLES and the memoir HAMMERHEAD 84. He's also a clinical psychologist. His experience running an anger management group for teens and evaluating inmates at the county jail served as inspiration for his latest novel SONG OF THE CAGED BOYS. He lives in Albany, NY with his wife, Sarah, and their two sons, Benjamin & Nicholas. ...more

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Cadillac Chronicles

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Song of the Caged Boys

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SONG OF THE CAGED BOYS takes place entirely inside the confines of a fictional juvenile detention facility, Rankin Hall. Thankfully, I’ve never lived in such a place, but in 1984 I got locked up in a few psychiatric wards where the treatment was similarly oppressive. That experien Read more of this blog post »
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