Deerskin Summary
Robin McKinley

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Deerskin Summary

Charles Perrault's "Donkeyskin," included in his 1697 collection Histoires et contes du temps passe (Histories and Tales of Past Times), is unlikely to be made into a Disney movie anytime soon. This story of a girl who is raped by her father is seldom retold unedited. McKinley takes on this story in her moving depiction of Princess Lissla Lissar's journey to heal herself, body and soul. Although much has been made of the incest...

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Deerskin Short Guide