The Decent Proposal

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6.3 X 9.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Kemper Donovan has lived in Los Angeles for the past twelve years. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, he worked at the literary management company Circle of Confusion for a decade, representing screenwriters and comic books. He is also a member of the New York Bar Association.

"A romantic tale with a heart and a brain--and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages."--W Magazine
"A sweet and slyly charming love story...adroitly explores the nature of friendship--and love...a wise and witty--and well-written--romantic comedy that is filled with heart."
"Smart and observant. . . . A strong, omniscient narrator anchors Donovan's deconstructed, opposites-attract love story where emotional stakes deepen as the story unfolds. References to pop culture, classic literature and movies--along with snappy dialogue and well-drawn characterizations, especially in the cast of supporting players--infuse a clever plot filled with surprising twists that will keep readers entertained and in suspense."--Shelf Awareness
"THE DECENT PROPOSAL, Kemper Donovan's hilariously romantic debut novel, is reminiscent of a modern Jane Austen-style story based in sunny Los Angeles. Dramatic and mysterious, this upbeat story is bound to become a classic with its enchanting setting and unforgettable, yet relatable characters."--Steamboat Today
"Debut author Donovan takes what might have been a derivative tale and colors it with poignancy and self-discovery . . . Artful and arresting."--Library Journal
"Delightful...Peopled by appealing characters and filled with lush descriptions of the diverse L.A. landscape, Donovan's winning first novel offers up a page-turning tale brimming with heart."--Booklist (starred review)
"A sharp, wise, and hilarious novel. Think ENTOURAGE meets Tom Wolfe with a touch of INDECENT PROPOSAL. . . . We loved it!"--Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza, authors of The Knockoff
"THE DECENT PROPOSAL is as clever as it is hopeful...Kemper Donovan's voice is original, captivating, and assured. This book is both a moving love letter to Los Angeles and a thoughtful rumination on what people can mean to one another."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Maybe in Another Life
"Full of heart and humor, Donovan's debut is a classic LA love story."--J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest
"Impossible to put down, this character-rich, breakout novel will make your heart burst with love. You'll turn the pages so fast you might get a paper cut."--Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance
"THE DECENT PROPOSAL isn't the typical romantic comedy. In fact, in many ways, it's more of an anti-rom-com... that's what makes it a thoughtful and entertaining study in personalities and relationships."--WCBE's Shelf Discovery (Columbus OH)