Fever at Dawn
Peter Gardos

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Narrated By: Arthur Morey

Duration: 6 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

'Dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving.' Jennifer Clement, author of award-winning novel PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN

'A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.' Joan London, author of GILGAMESH, THE GOOD PARENTS and THE GOLDEN AGE

The No.1 European Bestseller

In an over-crowded hospital ward in the sweltering summer of July 1945, Miklos is propped up against a pillow. He is writing a letter of hope.
It doesn’t matter that Miklos is bruised and battered, that his skin shares the same colour as a greying pile of ash, or that the doctor told him "You have six months to live". Because, now, for the first time since the war, he feels truly alive.

Miklos is thinking of things far more important than his health.

He is thinking that he would like to find a wife...

Genre

Historical fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction, Fiction in translation, Historical romance, Second World War fiction

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A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.

Joan London, author of GILGAMESH, THE GOOD PARENTS and THE GOLDEN AGE

Dramatic, compassionate and deeply moving.

Jennifer Clement, author of award-winning novel PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN

An incredible gem of a novel, based on a true story. I loved it.

LAURA BARNETT, bestselling author of The Versions of Us

A riveting and high-spirited journey from the brink of death toward life...With courage, humor, and unfailing emotional honesty, Peter Gardos illuminates the incredible power of the human will.

Julie Orringer

Powerful