When I was six months old, I dropped from the sky -- the lone survivor of a deadly Japanese plane crash. The newspapers named me Heaven. I was adopted by a wealthy family in Tokyo, pampered, and protected. For nineteen years, I thought I was lucky. I'm learning how wrong I was. I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE ALERT. AND I'VE NEVER FELT LESS SAFE. L.A. IS FILLED WITH NEW AND OLD FRIENDS. BUT WHICH ONES CAN I TRUST? I ONLY KNOW THAT I MUST GO ON WITHOUT THE ONE I LOVE. FRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS WILL GET ME NOWHERE. I'LL HAVE TO FIGHT TO FIND MY WAY HOME. I AM SAMURAI GIRL.
Renato Alarcão has been passionate about drawing ever since he could hold a pencil. He lives in a coastal town across the bay from Rio de Janeiro with his wife, Rosa, and their two sons. Visit him at Alarcao.com.br.