Fever at Dawn by Peter Gardos audiobook

Fever at Dawn

By Peter Gardos
Translated by Elizabeth Szász
Read by Arthur Morey

Penguin Random House, Random House Audio
6.06 Hours 1
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In this improbably joyous novel about two recovering concentration camp survivors, love is the best medicine. July 1945. Miklos is a twenty-five-year-old Hungarian who has survived the camps and has been brought to Sweden to convalesce. His doctor has just given him a death sentence — his lungs are filled with fluid and in six months he will be gone. But Miklos has other plans. He didn't survive the war only to drown from within, and so he wages war on his own fate. He acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them in his beautiful cursive hand. One of these women, he is sure, will become his wife.     In another part of the country, Lili reads his letter and decides to write back. For the next few months, the two engage in a funny, absurd, hopeful epistolary dance. Eventually, they find a way to meet.     Based on the true story of Péter Gárdos's parents, and drawn from their letters, Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love.

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Summary

Summary

In this improbably joyous novel about two recovering concentration camp survivors, love is the best medicine.

July 1945. Miklos is a twenty-five-year-old Hungarian who has survived the camps and has been brought to Sweden to convalesce. His doctor has just given him a death sentence — his lungs are filled with fluid and in six months he will be gone. But Miklos has other plans. He didn't survive the war only to drown from within, and so he wages war on his own fate. He acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them in his beautiful cursive hand. One of these women, he is sure, will become his wife. 
  
In another part of the country, Lili reads his letter and decides to write back. For the next few months, the two engage in a funny, absurd, hopeful epistolary dance. Eventually, they find a way to meet. 
  
Based on the true story of Péter Gárdos's parents, and drawn from their letters, Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Through this charming novel, the remarkable Miklós and Lili are immortalized—their pluck, their determination, their insistence on saying yes to life after so much death.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Will make you like life more when you’ve finished.” Bookseller (UK)
Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars. Better still, it is based on a true story.” Herald Sun (North Carolina)
“At once heartrending and lighthearted, this romance covers enormous ground in love and war, joy and tragedy, humor and pathos.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Narrator Arthur Morey brings out the humor in this unlikely true story of how the author’s parents met—as Hungarian pen pals recovering in Sweden. Morey’s wide vocal range captures the cast of international characters, including Swedish and Hungarian characters. Listeners will enjoy this unique combination of history and humor.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Gardos

Author Bio: Peter Gardos

Peter Gardos is an award-winning Hungarian film director. Fever at Dawn is his first novel and is based on the true story of his parents.

Liz Szász is a freelance literary translator based in Budapest.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English