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Head of Zeus
Everything is Not Enough by Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

In Everything is Not Enough, we return to the vivid and compelling world of three women who, desperate for their lives to change, have been drawn to the same place: Sweden. But life continues to throw challenges their way – challenges that threaten to tear them down once and for all...

Kemi Adeyemi has finally found the man she needs, but Tobias thinks she's the most selfish woman he has ever met for asking him to move to the US. Will Kemi be forced to stay if she wants to keep him? As things begin to sour, Kemi seeks comfort elsewhere...

Desperately seeking divorce in Sweden, Brittany-Rae von Lundin is not living the life she once dreamed of. Brittany gave up her career and came with nothing into Jonny's kingdom. Now they have a child together and Brittany's greatest fear is having to give her baby up. With a man obsessed with a ghost, trying to get away isn't going to be easy. And the deeper she digs into his past, the darker the secrets she unravels.

Muna Saheed lies in a coma after an attempt on her own life, but she leaves a box of secrets behind in Gunhild's apartment. Yasmiin Çelik, her unsuspecting next of kin, is contacted by the police. The more Yasmiin learns about Muna, the closer she feels to the troubled young woman. And Yasmiin is struggling with her own haunting history...

With all women struggling with the ghosts of their past and the problems of their present, will they be able to build a happy future in Sweden?

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Fiction
26 Oct 2023 * 416pp * £7.99 * 9781804548103

'A sharply written story with messy, deeply moving characters, raising brutal questions and steering clear of easy answers. A book that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page' Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six.

'These characters will pull at your heartstrings. Lola writes with a contemporary flair, highlighting the layered subtleties of the Black woman's plight' Nicole Dennis-Benn, bestselling author of novels Here Comes the Sun and Patsy.

'A sexy, surprising, searing debut about love, loss, desire, and the many dimensions of Black womanhood. Timely and terrific!' Deesha Philyaw, award-winning author of The Secret Life of Church Ladies.

'This is a very different and unpredictable portrayal of Black women's search for love and self, and it's pure magic' Kim Golden, author ofMaybe Baby.

'At once enjoyable and disturbing as it explores the painful price millions of women around the world pay for walking around with black skin'
 Imbolo Mbue, New York Times-bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom
Lola Akinmade Akerstrom
Nigerian-American and based in Sweden, Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström is an award-winning author, speaker, and photographer. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, Daily Telegraph, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Adventure Magazine, Lonely Planet, amongst others. In addition to contributing to several books, she is the author of the following books: 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, Due North and bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well, available in 18 foreign language editions. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her work, including 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award, and she was honoured with a MIPAD 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Award within media and culture in 2018. Her photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection. Lola is also the editor of Slow Travel Stockholm, an online magazine dedicated to exploring Sweden's capital city in depth.
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