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WED 17

The last Fleetwood rolled off the Clark Street Caddy factory in 1987, and today, Detroit is better recognized as the industrialized ghost town vividly depicted in Eminem's auto-biopic 8 Mile. Lolita Hernandez's Autopsy of an Engine and Other Stories from the Cadillac Plantis a debut collection of interconnected short stories that harkens back to a time when the Motor City was revved up and going places.Twelve characters show the decline of the auto industry and the consequent transformation of a once-bustling city into an eerie environment of forsaken factories and decaying neighborhoods. Hernandez reads tonight at 8:00 at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Admission is free. Call 305-444-9044. (PEGY)

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