The author of Hotel du Lac explores the conflicting needs of men and women, and the lack of understanding that divides them. Following the remarriage of his mother, Alan relectantly becomes engaged to fragile, needy Angela. When Sarah, the object of a previous, destructive affair, reenters his life, Alan embarks on an act of betrayal, the tragic consequences of which will change his life forever. 240 pp. Print ads. 30,000 print.