West Texas Pilgrimage
Sunday, May 8th 2016
About Matt Wolthoff: Matthew Martin Wolthoff lives in McAllen, Texas with his wife, Lucy Ann, and three children Hunter Ann, McCoy Martin, and Kerr Dunkin. He grew up in a military family, living all over the world until finding home in south Texas where he went to high school in San Antonio. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has a masters in business administration from the University of Texas-San Antonio. His parents instilled a passion for reading and writing in him early in life that grows stronger every day. An avid outdoorsman, he finds his inspiration, and peace of mind, in the shallow waters of the Lower Laguna Madre and the wilderness of the south Texas brush country. His first west Texas pilgrimage was in 2010. It was a life changing event.
About West Texas Pilgrimage:Hunter’s friend Ty survived war in the Middle East only to succumb to cancer at home. On a quest with his college buddies and Ty’s father, Hunter journeys from South Texas into the mountains and desert of West Texas to bury his close friend. During this trek, they’ll drink, hunt, party, and encounter unexpected people and enthralling landscapes as Hunter deals with his grief, compounded by his struggle with depression and obsessive–compulsive disorder.
The West Texas Pilgrimage is a love letter to West Texas and the wild culture that defines it. Author M. M. Wolthoff vividly depicts the regional landscape, exploring intriguing stops along the way and the authentic context of music, food, and language integral to this generation of Texans, while frankly and thoughtfully addressing relationships, mourning, and mental illness, with characters as unforgettable as the region itself.