Deerskin [Robin Mckinley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. Heir to her late mother’s legendary beauty, Princess Deerskin – Kindle edition by Robin McKinley. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Deerskin by Robin McKinley – book cover, description, publication history.

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Deerskin: Robin McKinley

Despite having switched from an open profile to a closed one and pruning those who treat with violent hierarchies as the oh-so-hip slang from the so-called friends list, I need to reiterate how not “nice” I am in reviews like these in hopes that’ll cut down on the friend requests that keep on coming from those who want my words and my reading tastes without having to deal with me.

Another reviewer stated that “McKinley’s view of trauma – rape, incest, miscarriage – is absolute crap and offensive to people who have actually been through those things. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I highly recommend it to those who want something beautiful and complex to read. After her mother’s funeral Lissar devotes herself to raising Ash and trying to avoid her father for reasons she fears to name.

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I work as a practicing psychotherapist, and have sat in my office with women and men who have been through this same thing. With the help of a goddess she travels to a new kingdom where she eventually falls in love with the crown prince and he with her BUT THEN she starts remembering her old life and he asks her to marry him so she runs away again.


When the queen falls ill and dies, a few people turn their attention to the princess, now of age to marry, and realize that she will become the most beautiful woman in seven kingdoms, as her mother was before.

Was she also moon touched? But for me, reading it on my own, it Deerskin First edition cover. Retrieved from ” https: Deerskin is far more difficult and yet oddly more rewarding to read.

I don’t have nightmares about any such thing, and you’re welcome to yours. Be the first to discover new talent! Every night, Lissar listens to her nursemaid spin the same tale – the story of her father, winning her mother’s hand over the other six Kings by completing an impossible, superhuman task.

If those things appeal to you, maybe you’ll love this book. Ace; Reprint edition July 1, Language: The only way to find out would be to give those whom have been hurt in this way control over their narratives of representation, and that will not happen so long as it’s normalized that the Average Joe laughs instead of listens and the Average Jane ostracizes instead of supports.

There was a point where Deerskn felt slightly sick, reading what had happened to Lissar. McKinley tells us that the floor gets used as an oracle because of the blood that is absorbed into magical moving patterns forever.

DNF because this king beats then rapes his own full-blood daughter before planning to marry her and no, thank you, we’re not tolerating any of that foul perversity today.

Her passion for reading was one of the most constant things in her mckibley, so she began to remember events, places, and time periods by what books she read where. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Lissar, McKinley’s princess, cannot do this.


Lissar is the princess of an unnamed country, but she grows up neglected, as her parents are utterly absorbed in their fairy-tale love for each other. Ammy saw the fear, and her friendly heart was shaken by the knowledge that any human creature could fear her own laughter.


It features McKinley’s typical protagonist, the resourceful heroine overcoming psychological trauma, and her favored motif of the animal helper. Gobin work as a pract Oh my, I scarcely know what to say about this book. I don’t own this, and I am not buying it. Actually, once w This is one of my all-time favorite books.

Deerskin (novel) – Wikipedia

Together with her dog, Ash, Princess Lissar flees her castle with little to no memory of who she is, why she is running and what has happened to her. The best part is Lissla’s relationship with her beloved Ash, where the love for the dog shines through. At her seventeenth birthday party, when she is old enough to be married off, her father dances with her for most of the night and the following morning announces that he intends to marry her.

Thus, I didn’t really intend to read Deerskin but the premises sounded too intriguing to pass up. They were ways of rationalising the brutalities of life, of creating a happy ending beyond the horrific events that might be suffered. What was particularly baffling for me with regard to this criticism is that McKinley speaks in metaphors about very, very common responses to sexual abuse- by blocking it from your mind and the very common result- complete social isolation and crippling, self- imposed loneliness.

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