Eating the Forbidden Fruit is a gritty fiction novel loosely based on true events in author Roland Sato Page’s life. The newcomer author delivers a personal journey into his rise and demise as a St. Louis Police Officer. He takes the readers on a roller coaster ride of good ole family memories to the nightmarish reality of being a police officer indicted on federal crimes. During his trial, he wrote memoirs as a testimonial of redemption. Roland’s case stems from the conflict of his childhood affiliation and his oath to uphold the law. What is certain is one can’t run from sin for karma is much faster.
I left on a Thursday after telling my father to “Fuck off!” Saturday my heart was ripped apart when I was told he died.
Wife-”Don’t stay with me for the kids! You can just leave if that’s the reason.”
Me-”Don’t you get it? You and the kids are a gift that cannot be replaced. The fact you birth my boy makes me love you unconditionally. Noone can compare. I will always be there for you even if you’re not with me mami.”
Talking to my son the night before sentencing- “My baby boy pop’s love you so much. You will grow up to be better than me. Papi might have to go away for awhile but I will be back soon. In the meantime you listen to mama. Be the best you can be in school, tee ball, and as a big brother. Can you do that for pops?”
Son starts to cry, “Where you going daddy? You are coming back aren’t you?”
Me kiss him on the forehead, “Papi will be right back.”
After enduring his demise he rebounded becoming a famed a tattoo artist opening Pearl Gallery Tattoos in downtown St. Louis Mo. The company grew into a family business yet another unfortunate incident tested his fate. He was diagnosed with Lupus which halted his body art career. However, with tragedy comes blessings. Roland’s sons took over the business and propelled the shop to a higher level. Roland consumed with depression began writing to occupy the time. With a newfound passion, he traded visual art for literary art.
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