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The centre / Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi.


Anisha Ellahi dreams of being a translator of "great works of literature," but mostly spends her days subtitling Bollywood movies in her London apartment and living off her parents' generous allowance. Adding to her growing sense of inadequacy, her mediocre white boyfriend, Adam, has successfully leveraged his savant-level aptitude for languages into an enviable career. But when Adam learns to speak Urdu practically overnight, Anisa forces him to reveal his secret. Adam begrudgingly tells Anisa about The Centre, an elite, invite-only program that guarantees complete fluency in any language, in just ten days. It sounds like a step closer to the life she's always wanted. Stripped of her belongings and all contact with the outside world, she undergoes The Centre's strange and rigorous processes. But as Anisa enmeshes herself further within the organization, seduced by all that it's made possible, she realizes the true cost of its services. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781638930549
  • ISBN: 1638930546
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gillian Flynn Books, a Zando imprint, 2023.
Subject: Women translators > Fiction.
Pakistanis > England > London > Fiction.
Language schools > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)

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  • 15 of 17 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Washington Public.


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