First US edition
|Author||Merriam Modell (writing as Evelyn Piper)|
|Publisher||Harper & Brothers (US)|
Secker and Warburg (UK)
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
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 that she is not there. Over the course of the ensuing night, she tries everything in her power to find out what has happened to her. Before daybreak, she thinks she knows where Bunny is.
The plot takes place all within the space of 24 hours.
The novel was adapted as a film in 1965, directed by Otto Preminger and starring 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.
- 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).
- "Merriam Modell; Novelist, 86". The New York Times. July 14, 1994. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
- "Bunny Lake is Missing". Cine Outsider. February 26, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
- Robey, Tim (October 9, 2012). "Tim Robey recommends... Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)". The Telegraph. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
- Miller, Marc (January 7, 2012). "Bunny Lake Is Missing". Backstage. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
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