The Force Awakens brought us more footage of our favorite smuggler, but did nothing to explain who Han's parents were or in what circumstances he was raised. Throughout the movies, it's remained unclear whether Han even knows own his ancestry.
Because my exposure to the novels has been extremely limited, it's entirely possible that Han Solo's upbringing has already been explained and I simply didn't know about it.
I'm looking for canon (or even EU content) to fill in some of his family history. We know that Han served in the Empire before he took up smuggling, but much of his story has now been overwritten or left unexplained.
What kind of people were Han Solo's parents? Did they lead normal civilian lives?