You will find compelling fiction in this excellent twenty story collection. The introductions from the series editor, Heidi Pitlor and this year’s editor, Roxane Gay are valuable. The authors’ contributions explaining the thinking behind each story are useful if read after each story. Roxane Gay has selected stories from diverse authors, varying locations, and themes. You will be in an immigration detention center looking for your son or a man with Alzheimer’s left alone with his grandson or an Iranian immigrant who struggles to connect with his daughter and more.