Rachel Kranz is the author of a novel, Leaps of Faith (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000), as well as the producer of award-winning radio and video documentaries and journalism. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Nation, In These Times, Women’s Review of Books, Newsday, New York Daily News, Brooklyn Rail, JumpCut, Cineaste, and many other publications, and she has collaborated on more than thirty books. She is the author of two plays, Playing Alexina and Stunt Man, and is currently at work on a second novel, Mastery, about the legacy of slavery and its role in the creation of capitalism.
Articles by Rachel Kranz:
something worse - wasn't sure - sleek, gray, underfed - Phantom, singular - lively and glossy, or else defeated and old - in bed, always - not her type - her liquid five hours a week - and a place to go and a home
a few disparate scenes from Jimmy’s story - he looks like I’ve slapped him but I’m goin to miss my train - money is like the blood in that body - I know he don’t mean only the brogue - New England money does as it’s always done
a round, smooth feeling through my flimsy cotton shirt - I’m sex for Doudou, nothing more - as one of three white women on this trip - will I have to teach him everything? - I have the French vocabulary for all of this, of course - I count out ten dollars, twenty, fifty