By (author): Kimia Eslah

You can’t win a race you’re kept from running.

Set amid the cubicles and courtyards of Toronto City Hall, Kimia Eslah’s third novel centres on three women of colour navigating labyrinths at work, in love and in life. Faiza Hosseini is a cutthroat executive with a proven record — she knows she’s enough, but can she circumvent the old boys’ club? Sameera Jahani is passionate about equity but her girlfriend isn’t — can she bridge this gap, or has she had enough? Goldie Sheer has triumphantly landed her first job, but unexpected work drama makes her question — is she really enough? With grace and insight, Eslah bares three women’s experiences of structural discrimination, from microagressions to corruption.

Enough is an empathetic missive to anyone working on equity, diversity and inclusion — in cubicles, courtyards and countless other spaces.


Kimia Eslah

Kimia Eslah writes novels about urbanites, underdogs, and the Iranian diaspora. CBC Books, Ms. Magazine, and The Miramichi Reader have praised her work. Her latest novel, Enough, is a corporate drama about three women of colour who challenge the old boys’ club at Toronto City Hall.


“Trying to change the system from within? You’re gonna have to fight City Hall, and Kimia Eslah shows how it’s done in this no-bullshit novel as she yanks the lid off a workplace of endless meetings and deeply gendered racism. I cheered as her characters parse the shifting meanings of ambition, loyalty, and solidarity played out across generations. This book shows us a slice of the municipal government we’ve got and tantalizes with the municipal government we want. Enough is more than enough!”

– Tanis MacDonald, author of Straggle: Adventures in Walking While Female

“An entertaining, nuanced, multi-layered workplace drama. I was completely drawn in by Eslah’s characters and could not put this thought-provoking book down. Eslah’s characters have weight, depth, and ambition. The paths they chart in the workplace offer actionable responses to systemic barriers — and the drama is soapy and highly entertaining to boot. Ambitious women supporting each other in the workplace— more books like this, please.”

– Carrie Snyder, author of Girl Runner and Francie’s Got A Gun


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224 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * .25in


October 12, 2023


Fernwood Publishing



Book Subjects:

FICTION / Feminist



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