Welcome to the Homepage of Andrew Imbrie Dayton
Author of the novel, Dimwood Bluff (currently seeking representation)

Co-Author (with Elahe Talieh Dayton) of
The House That War Minister Built (Octavio Books, 2011)

In a conflict between identities, a cruel betrayal casts three generations of a stuffy Philadelphia family into a struggle to regain their sense of self worth -- until a Native American squatter unravels their pretentions.
Want to know me better? Try this list of my favorite books, in no particular order other than the first five, which I read and reread for inspiration (everything else is alphabetical, by author):

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Old Man and the Sea
, by Ernest Hemingway

One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy

The Hiding Place, by Trezza Azzopardi

[Everything else by Hemingway & Faulkner]

Winesburg Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson

Cloud Splitter, by Russell Banks

The Magic Kingdom, by Russell Banks

The House at the Edge of Night, by Catherine Banner

The Sellout, by Paul Beatty

All Souls' Rising, by Madison Smartt Bell

Max Perkins, Editor of Genius, by A. Scott Berg

True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel, by Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda, by Peter Carey

Pops, by Michael Chabon

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon

The Wangs vs. the World
by Jade Chang

The House Girl, by Tara Conklin

Stones for Ibarra, by Harriet Doerr

An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser

The Marriage Plot, by Jeffry Eugenides

Girl Woman Other, by Bernadine Evaristo

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

The Clearing, by Tim Gautreaux

The Paper Palace
, by Miranda Heller

A High Wind in Jamaica, by Richard Hughes

Pineapple Street, by Jennny Jackson

The Portrait of a Mirror, by A. Natasha Joukovsky

One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey

Sometimes a Great Notion, by Ken Kesey

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Latecomer, by Jean H. Korelitz

Eddie's Bastard, by Mark Kowalski

The Wife of Martin Guerre, by Janet Lewis

Babbit, by Sinclair Lewis

The Kindly Ones, by Jonathan Littell

Migrations, by Charlotte McConaghy

Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer

The Piano Tuner, by Daniel Mason

Of Human Bondage, by Somerset Maugham

Atonement, by Ian McEwan

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville

Them, by Joyce Carol Oats

The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

Animal Farm, by George Orwell

1984, by George Orwell

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett

Imperial Twilight, by Stephen Platt

Bewilderment, By Richard Powers

House of Trelawney, by Hannah Rothschild

Empire Falls, by Richard Russo

Nobody's Fool, by Richard Russo

Everybody's Fool, by Richard Russo

The Risk Pool, by Richard Russo

Mohawk, by Richard Russo

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger

Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy, by David O. Stewart

American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America, by David O. Stewart

Summer of 1787
, by David O. Stewart

Rabbit Run, by John Updike

Fathers and Crows, by William Vollmann

All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren

The Eletric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe

The Caine Mutiny, by Herman Wouk

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
, by Gabrielle Zevin

I work and live with my wife and family in the Washington DC greater metropolitan area.
Dimwood Bluff
If you want an autographed copy of War Minister, contact me at my GMAIL address, which is my first name followed by my middle initial followed by my last name followed by the number 1, all without spaces or punctuation. Put War Minister in the subject line. Continental US mailing addresses only.