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The Weif

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The Weif is a sweeping story of servitude and the struggle for freedom, of the law and its cruel inequities, of the privations and harshness of a rugged new land and of a brother and sister’s fragile hold on life during the tumultuous early years of settlement in Australia.
Lizzie and Will Darling are banished from their home in County Cavan for youthful crimes and
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ebook, 358 pages
Published March 31st 2017 by Dell Brand
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Don Westenhaver
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining story of 19th Century Australia

Dell Brand’s The Weif is set primarily in nineteenth century Australia, which, like the United States, was being settled by immigrants from Europe, many as indentured servants. It’s a story of three Irish prisoners sentenced to years in servitude with hopes of being emancipated after serving their terms.

Readers first experience this through the eyes of 18-year-old William, who is convinced by friends to embark on a prank which goes badly wrong,
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