Paul Hamilton’s narrative on family dysfunction is in the tradition of Jeanette Wall’s ‘The Glass Castle’. Hamilton uncovers secrets about his family’s past after he places his father in a dementia care facility. Hamilton sorts through his father’s belongings and discovers documents revealing his father’s immorality.
Fathers, Monsters and Sons explores the perplexities of the father-son relationship. Hamilton reviews the relationship by looking at this theme in movies like Star Wars and classic novels such as Frankenstein. Hamilton shares his journey towards recovery with straightforward poetry about his father and family. Hamilton concludes his narrative by issuing a call to reclaim the power of storytelling.