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Too late the Mandolin Q&A

January 13, 2011 1 Comment

I interviewed Windton Adiago, author of Too Late the Mandolin, by phone the other day as he was stuck in a San Antonio airport. I had time only for a few questions, but we both promised to continue the dialogue at some point down the road nearer to publication. Dan Fleuris Q: Winston, a lot ...

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The House That War Minister Built: Q&A Part 4

November 25, 2010 1 Comment

Q: Andrew, I have a particular question for you: Did you find it hard to understand the Iranian characters you were trying to write? The cultures are so very different. A: (Andrew) I was worried about this at the beginning. I was trying to ask myself how a woman, for instance, would feel about being ...

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The House That War Minister Built: Q&A Part 3

November 25, 2010 1 Comment

Q: Elahe, how much of this story comes from your family? A: (Elahe) Really very little of it. Many of the events we used were based on events that actually happened, which, I think, confers a lot of credibility. But, we certainly altered them to fit into the story. We made a lot of stuff ...

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The House That War Minister Built: Q&A Part 2

November 25, 2010 1 Comment

Q: War Minister takes place over such a long period of time – some eighty years, if I calculate right, and involves a host of characters. Were you intimidated at the magnitude of such an undertaking? A: (Elahe) Not really. A hundred years is not very much to Iran. Persian history going back 2500 years ...

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The House That War Minister Built: Q&A Part 1

November 24, 2010 1 Comment

I recently had a chance to sit down with the Daytons at their country home on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland and discuss with them how they came to write The House That War Minister Built. I give you a summary of the highlights, below. Dan Fleuris Q: Well, I’ll start with ...

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Welcome to Octavio Books

October 8, 2010 No Comments

Octavio now has four titles scheduled: The House That War Minister Built, by Andrew Imbrie Dayton and Elahe Talieh Dayton (September 20, 2011) Too Late the Mandolin, by Winston Adiago (TBA) The Late Sir Arthur Gray, by Harold P. Synbee (TBA) Fabulous Faves, by T. Ernest Brown (TBA) Dan Fleuris Octavio Books Octavio, LLC

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