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Fever at Dawn - A Novel

Péter Gárdos

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. From the Compact Disc edition.

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. From the Compact Disc edition.
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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. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

6h 4m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:47