'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 short 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 journey home through the eyes of an 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 are offering him. (Publisher's blurb.)
A short story involving Lester and Frankie (two Aboriginal cousins) and Lionel (a European boy), from the same district in rural West Australia, who go off to war and find themselves in the hell of Fromelles. A story of the horror and madness of war, and it's impact on the lives of those who returned. A story of a community torn by racial divide.