It happened on the corner of 147thand Miller, beneath the long branches of an oak hanging over the corner. It happened often enough— usually to white kids crossing U.S.1 in front of the University of Miami or other tourists on The Beach—but seldom in this residential area, and never on this intersection.
Alejandro Nodarse holds an MFA from the University of Miami and was recently the Fiction Artist in Residence at The Deering Estate in Miami, FL. A former independent bookseller, he now teaches creative writing at the University of Nebraska. “How the Devil Finds Out" is an excerpt from his recently completed novel, The Butcher’s Men.