Welcome. This site provides information on the novels Lucy and Bonbon (2022); Rising Stories (2015); and Animals (2009/2010). The site also includes selected other writings, and images of selected paintings

Some of the paintings on this site were included in "The Skyscraper and the City," a March 2008 exhibition at the Brooklyn Artists' Gym, Brooklyn, New York; others are more recent. 

My latest novel, Lucy and Bonbontouches on some of the same sorts of human/nonhuman animal issues that are the focus of Animals, but does so from a very different angle. 

Please feel free to contact me at don.lepan@broadviewpress.com. 

Rising Stories: A Novel
July 2015
from Press Forward Publishing
distributed by Broadview Press Inc.

Animals: A Novel  
American edition from Soft Skull Press / Counterpoint (www.softskull.com);
Canadian edition originally published by Véhicule Press, now available from Press Forward Publishing, distributed by Broadview Press Inc. (www.broadviewpress.com)
below: The Illinois Central poster that forms the basis of the Rising Stories cover image (and is discussed in Chapter 7 of the novel). I discovered this poster in 2008 when I found a mounted copy that had been thrown away; it was lying beside a dumpster in an alley beside Calgary's Grain Exchange Building.

above: The Sears Tower - detail from 
Black, White, and the American Red Cross, Chicago 2004 (see Art page 4)