Prologue "The Dupont Man" | Chapter 1 "That Single Promise"
* The prologue begins in the men's room of a concert.
* Hoyt and Vance, two fraternity brothers, are clearly drunk.
* Other boys are talking about girls.
* When Hoyt and Vance leave the concert, they find the governor of California and a university student in a precarious position in the Grove.
* Charlotte is introduced as the valedictorian of her class.
* Charlotte is a shy, self conscious girl.
* At Charlotte's graduation party, some boys crash the party clearly embarrassing Charlotte.
* Charlotte promises Miss. Pennington she will never look back.
Chapter 2 "The Whole Black Player Thing" | Chapter 3 "The Mermaid Blushed"
* The scene is a pick-up basketball game at Buster Stadium and the stands are full.
* Jojo is having difficulty with a new freshman player, Congers.
* Jojo talks about the black players with the only other white...
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