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Emma, the narrator, is about 15 years old, somewhat naive, idolizing her older brother Eric.
Born in McComb, Mississippi in the era of segregation, Collins grew up idolizing King.
He battered them relentlessly for this, comparing them to the French--he instantly recognized the importance of Roland Petit and Jean Babilee, but he was soon idolizing such Spanish dancers as Antonio and Carmen Amaya, and was among the first champions of the Royal Danish Ballet--and then American dance, notably Katherine Dunham, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Martha Graham.