When renowned film director Péter Gárdos wrote the story, he intended it as a film script, but eventually he made it into a novel. “Fever at Dawn,” the love story of two Holocaust survivors―the author’s parents―has ever since sold in more than 20 territories.
Péter Farkas has made a significant step towards something that we lack. He has found a perspective from which decomposition, decay or even fatigued desires can be described without giving the impression of voyeurism.
"I think German readers are sensitive to our difficulties, our problems, our pessimism; to our complex way of seeing things." – Ferenc Barnás talks us about his books published in German and English, and being one of the guests of Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.
"What he actually asked was, should I get
rid of the corpse all by myself, or are you going to lend me a hand? And
I said, I'm sorry, forget it, no way, do it yourself. Just because you
fucked me into this world is no reason I should do your dirty work for
you. Not now. Or ever."
When I was twenty-one I was baptised, along with C, by full immersion in a West London Baptist Church. It was an act of romantic commitment. My mother was in the congregation. Later, she was to write to a friend in Hungary that C and I emerged out of the water like drowned rats.