By Evelyn Piper

ISBN-10: 1558617752

ISBN-13: 9781558617759

This most modern access within the acclaimed “Femmes Fatales: ladies Writing Pulp” sequence builds at the surprising 2003 release, featured on NPR, the hot York instances and greater than twenty exchange and client publications.

Blanche Lake isn't really just like the different moms who come to gather their little ones on the neighborhood nursery university on New York’s top East facet. She lives on my own, has a role, and hasn't ever been married. It’s the 1st day of college while this tale starts off, and Blanche is keen to determine how her daughter, Bunny, has fared clear of domestic. yet her expectant ready turns into a mother’s so much dreaded nightmare: Bunny by no means materializes. Neither academics nor scholars remember the small woman, and shortly Blanche is engaged in a frantic look for any hint of her lacking daughter. And the worst half is . . . not anyone believes her.

In this fraught and from time to time freakish story of suspense, Evelyn Piper takes us deep into the psyche of the Nineteen Fifties to discover American fetishes, fallacies, and fears round motherhood and sexuality. Even the police refuse to assist Blanche look for Bunny, missing proof of the girl’s life. rising from the book’s moments of anxiety as a brand new form of heroine—the hard-boiled mom—Blanche Lake turns Fifties psychology on its head. Her unbridled, red-blooded instincts win over the psychologist, Dr. Newhouse, and disclose the creepiness of anti-sexual social norms. No ask yourself the movie model of Bunny Lake Is lacking used to be reset in swinging Sixties London. Directed through Otto Preminger and starring Carol Lynley and Laurence Olivier (with song through the Zombies), the movie reexamines motherhood and sexuality with a brand new plot twist that pins the issues on males.

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Scripture tells us to have endurance. That means hanging tough, digging in, fighting the enemy. ’Cause if Satan expects some meek, peacenik Jesus, he’s in for a rude awakening. Jesus is no sissy. ’’ He clenched his fist again. ’’ The baton twirlers sprinted back onto the stage, carrying a large scroll. They unfurled it with a flourish. It was a six-foot-by-four-foot cartoon, reworking The Last Supper as a scene from Platoon. It showed Christ and the Apostles in combat fatigues, with camouflage paint striping their faces, weapons at the ready.

S. Capitol, and a naval officer in dress blues. ‘‘Reconciliation is definitely not on her agenda,’’ he said. ’’ ‘‘Warn Brian, then track her down and find out what’s going on. Maybe she isn’t involved with the church. ’’ ‘‘You don’t believe that. ’’ Right again, Blackburn. I looked away, trying not to think about her real agenda. ’’ Luke, Brian and Tabitha’s son, was six. For eight months he had been living with me—ever since Tabitha walked out and Brian was deployed overseas. Jesse held up the flyer.

I had expected his preening righteousness, but not for his homily to loft into the eerie winds of biblical prophecy. I stood transfixed, even though the slit-mouthed teenager and her friend were muttering and giving me darting, nasty looks. ‘‘Look around at the signs,’’ he said. ‘‘The president of the United States now swears the oath of office facing the Washington Monument—a Masonic obelisk, a symbol of the occult. That is a message to the devil, saying the government is ready to serve him. American soldiers are getting anthrax inoculations.

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