A boy is born in prison, to parents who were awarded each other for good behavior.
The boy is considered a traitor, his blood tainted by the sins of his parents’ families. Sins like leaving the country.
His world is one of starvation, where snitching on friends and family is promoted, attempted escapes meet with public killings, and children are beaten to death for offenses as slight as hiding a few kernels of corn.
He is familiar with intense labor and cruel guards.
He doesn’t understand loyalty. He doesn’t know that the world is round.
No, this isn’t the plot of another book set in a dystopian future where the government is evil and goodness has shriveled up to die.
This is now. This is real.
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