July 1945. Miklos is a 25-year-old Hungarian who has survived the concentration 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.
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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. 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.
The number-one European best seller. In an overcrowded 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.
Im Juli 1945 wird Miklós, ein junger Ungar, nach Schweden gebracht. Er hat das KZ Bergen-Belsen überlebt, besteht nur noch aus Haut und Knochen. Sein Arzt gibt ihm sechs Monate. Doch Miklós hat andere Pläne. 117 junge Frauen aus Miklós' Heimatstadt haben die Vernichtungslager überlebt und es nach Schweden in ein Erholungsheim geschafft. Jeder einzelne von ihnen schreibt er einen Brief. Eine dieser Frauen wird er heiraten, das hat er sich fest vorgenommen.