Bunny Lake Is Missing (novel)
First US edition
|Author||Merriam Modell (writing as Evelyn Piper)|
|Publisher||Harper & Brothers (US)
Secker and Warburg (UK)
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1957 novel by Merriam Modell (writing as Evelyn Piper) set in New York City.
Blanche Lake, a 21-year-old single mother, wants to collect her three-year-old daughter Bunny from her first day at day care but finds out that she is not there. In the course of the ensuing night, she tries everything in her power to find out what has happened to her. Still before daybreak, she thinks she knows where Bunny is.
The plot takes place all within the space of 24 hours.
The novel was adapted for cinema in 1965 and the resultant film was directed by Otto Preminger and starred Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Keir Dullea, Martita Hunt and Noël Coward. The locale was changed from New York to London and the ending was changed.
A remake was planned in 2009 but has not materialized.
A stage production, adapted by Ken Simon from the novel, played January 4–14, 2012 at the The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
- Evelyn Piper: Bunny Lake Is Missing, ed. Maria DiBattista (Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp) (The Feminist Press at The City University of New York: New York, 2004) (ISBN 1-55861-474-5).
|This article about a 1950s novel is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|