I was very happy to find a story by Laura Van den Berg, from her collection The Isle of Youth, included in The O Henry Prize Stories 2014 anthology. "Opa Locka" is a story of a very sad dysfunctional family. Set in a part of Miami a long way from the glitter and glamour of South Beach, it focuses on two sisters. Their mother is on a six month around the world cruise, their father just disappeared long ago. One of the sisters did six months in jail for breaking into and robbing houses. They have started a dectective agency. When we meet them they are on a "stake out", trying to prove a man is cheating on his wife. I felt like I was along for the ride. The author does an excellant job making the dysfunctional family very real. We listen to them talk about why their father deserted them. We wonder but never learn how the mother paid for the very expensive cruise. I don't want to tell to much of the plot. The author has shed light on a dark world. This is a very good story and I look forward to reading more of her work.
From the author's web page