St Suniti and the Dragon

St Suniti and the DragonSuniti NamjoshiSpinifex1993

A collection of modern fables that explore the concepts of decency, honour and sainthood. The book takes as its literary imagery monsters such as Grendel’s Dam, icons such as St Sebastian, the sentient creatures of Indian folklore and the dragon.

The book was published in 1993 by Spinifex Press, Melbourne and in 1994 by Virago Press, London. This modern, satirical fable brings together fabulist characters from diverse folklores, featuring dragons, saints, and monsters woven into songs, dialogue, prayers and narratives.