Juvi da Gemini grew up in a rought part of Toronto and had plenty of opportunity to choose a harsher path. He watched too many kids go straight from playing in the park to getting into gang violence. “One minute, people were your friends, the next they were your enemy,” he says.
With a lot of his childhood friends either locked up or deceased, he decided he “didn’t want to be part of the whole push drugs scene, always in and out of jail.”
Published by the Toronto Standard, July 19, 2013. You can read it here.
Rob Brunet is the author of Stinking Rich, a rural noir crime novel served with grit and black comedy.
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