Peter Gardos

Fever at Dawn
  • Fever at Dawn

  • An uplifting true story of finding love after the horrors of war. For fans of THE TATTOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, SCHINDLER'S LIST and THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS


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

    It's 1945, and Miklos is looking for love...

    He whistles up a list if 117 Hungarian women from his village, and in his beautiful handwriting, he writes to each of them.

    But what's the catch?

    Miklos has just emerged from Belsen, and is recovering in a refugee camp in Sweden. He is so weak that he has only six months to live.

    But Miklos is not going to allow a small thing like that stand in the way of love...


    Spoiler Alert: FEVER AT DAWN is inspired by the true story of the author's parents, which may give you an idea of how Miklos' plan unfolds...


    'A magnificent novel, tonally flawless, its humour defiant in the face of vast tragedy.' Joan London, author of GILGAMESH

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.