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The Resource Fever at Dawn

Fever at Dawn

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Fever at Dawn
Title
Fever at Dawn
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Péter Gárdos ; translated from the Hungarian by Liz Szasz
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eng
Summary
In July 1945, Miklós, a Hungarian survivor of Belsen, arrives in a refugee camp in Sweden. He is skin and bone, and has no teeth. The doctor says he has only months to live. But Miklós has other plans. He acquires a list of 117 young Hungarian women who are also in refugee camps in Sweden, and he writes a letter to each of them—obsessively, in his beautiful hand, sitting in the shade of a tree in the hospital garden. One of those young women, he is sure, will become his wife. In a camp hundreds of kilometres away, Lili reads his letter. Idly, she decides to write back. Letter by letter, the pair fall in love. In December 1945 they find a way to meet. They have only three days together, and they fall in love all over again. Now they have to work out how to get married while there is still time... This story really happened. Fever at Dawn is a love story for the ages. Based on the letters of the author’s parents, it’s a sad and joyous tale that will stay with you long after its happy ending. Péter Gárdos was born in Budapest in 1948. He is a multiple-award-winning film and theatre director. As a director he has received more than twenty international awards at major film festivals, among them the Jury’s Special Award at the Montreal Film Festival and the Golden Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival. Based on the true story of his parents, Fever at Dawn is his first novel. The movie Fever at Dawn received the Jury Award for the Best Feature Film at the 2016 Cinequest Film Festival.‘A triumph of the human spirit over adversity that is very satisfying reading...Amusing and uplifting.’ ANZ LitLovers ‘The strength of this work is not just the compelling story it tells but that it is founded in real-life events. Ultimately, it’s an inspiring story about how hope and love can fortify one’s resolve even when the struggle for survival is acute.’ Readings ‘A touching account of a strange courtship...Fever at Dawn is constructed around highly visual scenes and sharply but simply drawn minor characters.’ Age/Sydney Morning Herald ‘Fever at Dawn belongs to the canon of extraordinary true stories about love and war and the power of letters. Dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving, this unforgettable story reminds us that the Holocaust is not only history it’s a warning.’ Jennifer Clement ‘A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.’ Joan London ‘Fever at Dawn is a riveting and high-spirited journey from the brink of death toward life, a novel that asserts the power of love in a world newly devastated by unspeakable hate. With courage, humor, and unfailing emotional honesty, Péter Gárdos illuminates the incredible power of the human will—the drive not just to stay alive, but to fight for a life worth celebrating.’ Julie Orringer, bestselling author of The Invisible Bridge‘It 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...A book to fall in love with.’ Herald Sun ‘A vital, enjoyable read...There is a timeless quality to Fever at Dawn, a kind of classical romanticism.’ Australian ‘Deeply moving and inspiring...A story of the power of love and poetry at a time and place of enormous deprivation and horror.’ Otago Daily Times
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Convalescing in Sweden after surviving a concentration camp, 25-year-old Hungarian Miklos receives a terminal health diagnosis and resolves to survive and marry another survivor, Lili, with whom he exchanges poignant and humorous letters while they plan to meet
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DLC
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1948-
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  • Gárdos, Péter
  • Szász, Liz
Dewey number
894.51134
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Szasz, Liz
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  • Fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Fever at Dawn
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781922253439
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optical disk
Label
Fever at Dawn
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OVERDRIVE:7c14d524-8421-45f8-94d6-bfc41db34a78
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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9781922253439
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optical disk

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