Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
by C. S. Lewis
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985, ISBN 0-15-690436-5
A book review by Elisabeth Carey
This is the story of Cupid and Psyche, told from the viewpoint of Psyche's sister, one of the villains. Every so often on rec.arts.sf.written, someone complains that Lewis didn't like women, didn't understand women, couldn't write women, and generally there's an enthusiastic chorus of agreement. They stopped reading Lewis's work too early in his career; this is a beautifully complex and sympathetic portrayal.