One of Bev’s boyfriends, who she dated when J.D. was thirteen. Matt was a firefighter and a genuinely kind person. J.D. refers to him as his “favorite of all of [Bev’s] men,” and notes that he still keeps in touch with him. Unfortunately, Bev abruptly left Matt when she decided to marry Ken, a man she’d just met.
Matt Character Timeline in Hillbilly Elegy
The timeline below shows where the character Matt appears in Hillbilly Elegy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.