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Fever at Dawn

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Fever at Dawn

It’s 1945, and Miklós is looking for a wife. The fact that he has six months left to live doesn’t discourage him --- he isn’t one to let small problems like that stand in the way, especially not after he’s survived a concentration camp. Currently marooned in an all-male sanatorium in Sweden, and desperate to get out, he acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden and writes each of them a letter in his beautiful cursive hand. Luckily for him, Lili decides to write back.

Drawn from the real-life letters of Péter Gárdos’s parents, and reminiscent of the film Life Is Beautiful, FEVER AT DAWN is a vibrant, ribald and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love.

Fever at Dawn
by Péter Gárdos

  • Publication Date: April 18, 2017
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • ISBN-10: 0544944410
  • ISBN-13: 9780544944411