Since Archie Weller was runner-up for the first Vogel Award in 1980 for his novel The Day of the Dog, he has become an important voice in contemporary Indigenous writing. The Window Seat is a collection of his best fiction and a tribute to his contribution to Australian literature.
These stories are honest, brutal and moving. In ‘ The Window Seat’ , we witness an old woman’ s final journey home through the eyes of the disgruntled white traveller who sits beside her; in ‘ Stolen Car’ , a young Aboriginal man learns his first lesson in rough justice; and in ‘ Dead Dingo’ , we see another rallying against what his friends, life and fate offer him. Together these powerful stories present a rich and rewarding reading experience.