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  • Author:agent Archie Weller http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/weller-archie
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Window Seat and Other Stories
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'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.)

Notes

  • Dedication: I dedicate this collection of my stories to all those who played a part in my life and have now passed on, especially my foster brother David Wallam and my good, wise friend Errol Binder, but also Oodgeroo Noonucal and her son Kabul, Bob Mazza, Jack Davis, Justine Saunders, Michael Riley and Byron Syron, and not forgetting Irwin Jones, Annette Jones, Eric 'Drakie' Mourish, Phyllis Bropho, Vanessa Howard, Florrie Kickett, Brian Garlett - to name just a very few. Because without friends you are lost - a nobody. On earth your presence lit up my world with your jokes and smiles and now, as stars above, you light the path I travel today with memories of your friendship and love, muted laughter and wise words.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Stolen Car, Archie Weller , 1990 single work short story (p. 1-18)
Dead Dingo, Archie Weller , 1977 single work short story Indigenous story (p. 19-28)
Sandcastles, Archie Weller , 1979 single work short story (p. 29-41)
The Storm, Archie Weller , 1984 single work short story (p. 42-49)
It's Only a Game, Archie Weller , 1988 single work short story Indigenous story (p. 50-61)
Ghosts of a Form Present, Archie Weller , 1991 single work short story (p. 62-74)
Dead Roses, Archie Weller , 1992 single work short story crime (p. 75-109)
The Island, Archie Weller , 1994 single work short story (p. 110-150)
The Lilies of the Valley, Archie Weller , 1993 single work short story (p. 151-178)
Chains Around My Heart, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story Indigenous story (p. 179-188)
Spirit Woman, Archie Weller , 1997 single work short story (p. 189-203)
Walking with Mermaids, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story (p. 204-215)
Illusions, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story (p. 216-219)
Confessions of a Headhunter, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story (p. 220-240)
The Poppies Grow in Flanders Fields, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story

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.

(p. 241-251)
Whanua, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story (p. 252-273)
67 Yagan Way, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story science fiction (p. 274-288)
Deserts, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story (p. 289-296)
The Window Seat, Archie Weller , 2009 single work short story (p. 297-305)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Year's Work in Fiction: 2009-2010 Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 119-139)

— Review of Fear Factor : Terror Incognito 2009 anthology short story extract ; A True History of the Hula Hoop Judith Lanigan , 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom , 2009 single work novel ; Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo , 2004 single work novel ; The Bath Fugues Brian Castro , 2009 selected work novella ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll , 2009 single work novel ; Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital David Callahan , 2009 single work criticism ; Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language Bernadette Brennan , 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt , 2009 single work novel ; The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy , 2009 single work novel ; Lovesong Alex Miller , 2009 single work novel ; Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan , 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire , 2009 single work novel ; The Australian Long Story 2009 anthology short story prose novella autobiography ; Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story ; Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter , 2009 selected work short story ; The China Garden Kris Olsson , 2009 single work novel ; Barley Patch Gerald Murnane , 2009 single work novel ; Tom Hurstbourne, or, A Squatter's Life John Clavering Wood , 2010 single work novel ; Truth Peter Temple , 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story ; Headlong : A Novel Susan Varga , 2009 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter , 2010 single work novel
[Review] : Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Robyn Friend , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 121 2010; (p. 70-73)

— Review of Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter , 2009 selected work short story ; The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
Untitled Christian Mondeil , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 68)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
[Review] The Window Seat and Other Stories Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 358 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
[Untitled] Bill Wootton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story ; Beatle Meets Destiny Gabrielle Williams , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Laura Sweeney , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Incite , September vol. 30 no. 9 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 20 September 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of Superbia Philip Hui , 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
Untitled Paula Grunseit , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 89 no. 1 2009; (p. 42)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
[Untitled] Bill Wootton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story
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