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Based on the real letters from the author's father to his mother, this is a remarkable European post-war love story of how a young man given six months to live decides to find a wife.
PETER GARDOS is an award-winning Hungarian film director. FEVER AT DAWN is his first novel and is based on the true story of how his father fell in love with his mother after the horrors of the Belsen concentration camp.
"An incredible gem of a novel, based on a true story. I loved
*LAURA BARNETT, bestselling author of The Versions of Us*
"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*
*Mail on Sunday*
"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."