Her Best Potential: The Performance Improvement Plan for Kika Klarakova
Her Best Potential: The Performance Improvement Plan for Kika Klarakova is the management memo of a bureaucratic stalker. A life-long civil servant, Rose Chan thrives on the mundane rituals of cubicle life and government forms. However, her world transforms when she attempts to write a "performance review" of her enigmatic employee, Kika Klarakova, a woman who scorns convention and the bureaucratic world of social work. As her obsession grows, Rose Chan surreptitiously documents the personal life of her employee, wondering how the one person who might truly understand her is the same person who wants nothing to do with her. Who is Kika Klarakova? And why is Rose Chan drawn so close to her? In her lonely world of Sudoku puzzles and empty parking lots, Rose faces metaphysical questions about herself and her report. Is the act of imagination a gesture of freedom, or rather, as she fears, a symptom of self-inflicted folly?
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.29mm | 498.95g
- 22 Oct 2008
- Morrisville, United States
- black & white illustrations