The Official summary

This is not the story of a hero.

So begins the story of one of the most distinctive heroes you'll ever meet. Drafted into a war he barely comprehends with no taste for combat, Pup will find himself thrust into the very center of the conflict. How he affects that conflict, and how this changes him and everyone around him, is the soul of this utterly unique war story.

Equal parts adventure and farce, tragedy and comedy, PUP introduces an unforgettable accidental hero to war literature, and announces Christopher Slater as a resonant new voice.


Released June 16, 2015


The unofficial summary

Pup is the story of the guy that we all knew in high school. He was a nice enough guy, intelligent, and polite, but you wouldn't invite him to parties. He was always a little slow at getting a joke and had a knack for being clumsy. Just imagine if that guy got drafted into the army. Pup had no idea what life would be like in the world outside of his school and home, but he finds out quickly as he has to face the reality of modern warfare. Determined to be the person that he's always been, Pup stumbles his way through his days, making his mark on his fellow soldiers as well as the war. From Korea to Australia, from the battlefield to the latrine, Pup will touch your mind, heart, and funny bone.