Safiah's Smile

      Leora Friedman
Safiah's Smile

After the tragic 9/11 attacks, high school senior Malia Sanders watches as her world of prep-school perfection crumbles and her brother enlists in the army. Worried and alone, Malia seeks refuge through her friendship with Safiah, a devout Muslim girl. A story of love and friendship, Safiah’s Smile presents a friendship in its most unexpected form and a lesson of courage in the face of fear.Mike lands at Kansai Airport in Japan confident but ill prepared for his introduction to his new home. A sequence of events forces Mike on a Journey lasting all day and all night around Osaka. where he Meets Mark, Jon and Jeff and other interesting and colourful characters along the way. They quickly discover the urban soul of Japan and learn enough in one day to last the rest of their time in Osaka. Then join them on the second part of their journey that rips them from the innocent comfort of their humble beginnings and thrusts them forward ten years into the realities of life as a foreigner in the heart of Osaka, Japan.
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