Bareface was the original title for Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. Lewis changed the title and it comes from this line in the book:
Another good line is :
"Why must holy places be dark places?"
It is a retelling of Cupid and Psyche.
It is very similar to the book of Job.
Transformation happens to Orual.
Layers of themes abound.
You can listen to Peter Kreeft give a lecture on the book