Arts and Recreation

Arts and Recreation : Life Seen Through the Eyes of People in a Public Park in a Summertime City Somewhere

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Potter, the new Director of Arts and Recreation, liked yes men around him and was prepared to promote those who served him well. He was a great believer in change for its own sake, and expected the staff below him to implement those he introduced. John Death, the new Parks Maintenance Manager (South) was prepared to do anything Potter wanted if it meant him rising swiftly up the chain of command and he was eyeing the job of the man immediately above him in that chain of command covetously. Wilson, the Parks Maintenance Co-Ordinator, had been promoted into a job of which he had no knowledge or experience, and he was suffering blackouts as a result. He didn't know if he was more frightened of Potter, the man above him, Death, the man immediately below him, his wife, if he should fail to achieve the goals she had set him when they married, or the job itself. When Potter was misinformed by Wilson, that a remark Councillor Warren Hescott had made during a meeting of the department's ideas committee meant he was expecting some sort of commemoration of the twenty five years he had just completed as a councillor, and John Death, as the department's ideas man, decided the occasion called for a tree planting ceremony, it resulted in a hilarious saga of misadventures, mishaps and catastrophes, as Hescott did everything he could to ensure that the ceremony he didn't want wouldn't happen, whilst Potter, Wilson, Death and the staff below them, all following agendas which had very little to do with the tree planting ceremony they were supposed to be working towards, became involved in their own power struggles, with alliances and misalliances, workplace politics, sexual shenanigans, and scores which had been waiting for years to be settled, all coming to the fore, as everyone but Hescott did their damndest to ensure that the tree he didn't want would be more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 13.97mm | 344.73g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507762046
  • 9781507762042