Marion Douglas' The Doubtful Guests (Orca $16.95) is strongly influenced by what she calls the "ambiguity of life" today. "Most of the myths, religions and ideologies have been jettisoned," she says. "Arising from this ambiguity is an existential maze that people, especially women, are forced to navigate." The Doubtful Guests alternates between Calgary and Hong Kong as Gayle and Richard, twins whose father vanished when they were twelve, each attempt to deal with their sense of abandonment. 0-920501-92-3

[BCBW, Summer, 1993]