I think this is McKinley at her best - retelling the story of 'Donkeyskin' about a king who seeks to marry his daughter. It is quite simple and quite powerful, and probably the most confronting and shocking of McKinley's books, dealing as it does with incestuous rape. A must read
This is by far my fav McKinley book, a great story that kept me reading till the end I love it.
Can anyone recommend similar books by other authors? Similar as in they retell a story too.