Book: The Decent Porposal by Kemper Donovan
The Decemt Proposal was published in April 2016 by HarperCollins. The novel is an addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition, offered them anonymously: spend two hours a week together—just talking—for one full year, and they will each receive half a million dollars. This is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles. It was selected as a Publishers Lunch Buzz Books for 2016, and has already attracted fans such as New York Times bestselling author J. Ryan Stradal (Kitchens of the Great Midwest), who writes: “Full of heart and humor, Donovan’s debut is a classic L.A. love story.”
Kemper Donovan has lived in Los Angeles for a dozen years. He attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School before working at the literary management company Circle of Confusion, representing screenwriters and comic books. His first client wrote the feature film HANNA, released by Focus Features. He is also a member of the New York bar.