The world is divided into three sectors: Uppers, Upper Pars, and Defects. The Uppers are the like the breadwinners of the world. They're the the richest of the richest. Upper Pars are Uppers who just lucked out. And the Defects...they're simply the scum of the Earth. Marle Fenergan is a strong willed daughter of the Chief Justice of the Upper sector. She was raised to be respectable and follow the rules, but she doesn't always. She meets a Defect who she can't seem to get out of her head and shows her that there's more to people than their sectors.