CITY records/bios for Sev, Tai-ge, and Howl.
Name: JIANG Sev
Father: ZHANG Rei (TRAITOR) DECEASED
Mother: ZHANG (JIANG) Gui-hua (TRAITOR) SS/Stasus
Siblings: (1) JIANG Aya DECEASED
Status: FIRST FOURTH
Residence: THIRD QUARTER (HALL FOR WAR-ORPHANED CHILDREN)
Occupation: Cannery 11/assembly line
Political Standing: REEDUCATION IN PROCESS (SEE ATTATCHED DOCUMENTATION and PROGRESS)
Self/Outer Criticism Citations: Disrespectful language toward nuns, sneaking an extra bao at dinner, telling jokes to LA officers (who then laughed. Appropriate disciplinary action taken against offending officers.) Late for evening meal/evening classes on more than one occasion.
Risk Assessment: High
Name: HONG Tai-ge
Father: HONG Chengwei (GENERAL LA) 43
Mother: HONG (BAI) Lili (OFFICER LA) 40
Residence: SECOND DISTRICT, GENERAL STATUS LIBERATION ARMY HOMESTEAD
Occupation: Junior officer Second District Watch/Reeducation of known corrupted element JIANG SEV
Political Standing: Good
Self Criticism Citations: Left his desk 3 minutes 4 seconds early, spent time meant to be writing reports playing weiqi. Many instances of less than impassive interaction with family’s reeducation subject.
Risk Assessment: Mid/Low (See note above on Reeducation subject)
Name: SUN Yi-lai (also Howl)
Father: SUN Zewei (CHAIRMAN) 45
Mother: SUN (CHEN) Wenli DECEASED
Status: FIRST (Library Privileges, no Sanatorium privileges)
Residence: FIRST QUARTER (CHAIRMAN HOMESTEAD)
Occupation: Circle Committee junior secretary
Political Standing: SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENTSExemplary
Self Criticism Citations: An unhealthy fascination with strawberries? Does not seem to take self-crit sessions seriously and often tells inappropriate stories and very long-winded jokes instead of enumerating his faults for the day. The last session made Premier Sutan’s son blush, but disciplinary action is unlikely to be approved through the Circle.
Concerns from Circle REDACTED
Risk Assessment: Under Critical Observation Low
(May this humble recorder state that Howl seems to be in high spirits and well recovered!)
by Caitlin Sangster
Pub. Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.
When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.
But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.
Caitlin Sangster grew up in the back woods of California and would rather go hiking, running, swimming, or general outdoorsing than just about anything else. If there aren’t any mountains, it doesn’t count as a real place. At eighteen, she moved to XinJiang, and at twenty-one it was Taiwan. She did eventually buckle down and graduate from Brigham Young University with a BA in Asian Studies and is now that person you avoid at parties because she’ll probably start talking about Shang dynasty oracle bones.
Caitlin has been writing since middle school. She always thought of it as a silly sort of compulsive habit until she realized that people like reading stories and she liked writing them and there wasn’t much silly about that.
She currently lives in Utah with her husband and four children.
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