"Meridiano 28" Fiction by Joel Neto
by Joel Neto. Novel. Published by Cultura.
In 1939, the world went to war. It was the deadliest conflict in human history. But on the small Azorean island of Faial, English and Germans lived together in peace for another three years. They were the crazy telegraph cables workers.
Hitler's periscopes emerged from the sea in front. Dozens of British ships were sunk every month. On the ground, English children continued to go to a German school, sharing their desks with boys adorned with swastikas. Families got together for dances and picnics.
Pan American seaplanes landed movie and music stars, statesmen and boxing champions. Autographs were collected. Tennis and croquet were played. Jazz was danced.
The most breathtaking love stories were lived.
Could a Nazi agent have gone into hiding in the Azores, after Hitler's defeat?