Fever at dawn / P�eter G�ardos ; translated from the Hungarian by Elizabeth Sz�asz.

By: G�ardos, P�eter, 1948- [author.]
Contributor(s): Sz�asz, Liz [translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Hungarian Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016Copyright date: �2016Edition: First U.S. editionDescription: 232 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780544769793; 0544769791Uniform titles: Hajnali l�az. English Subject(s): Jews, Hungarian -- Sweden -- 20th century -- Fiction | Holocaust survivors -- Fiction | Sweden -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Historical fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Fever at dawn.DDC classification: 894/.51134 LOC classification: PH3382.17.A37 | H3513 2016Summary: 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 P�eter G�ardos's parents.
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Translated from the Hungarian.

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 P�eter G�ardos's parents.

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