A decade after being thrown out of Japan with just a string bag, writer and artist Charlotte Teek is now living out of a suitcase.

'Lost in transit' (Griffith REVIEW Edition 18) is an excerpt from her manuscript Box People, a novel inspired by 18 months in regional Japan and Abe Kobo's 1973 surrealist classic The Boxman.

Having just spent two years governessing on a cattle station 500 kilometres north east of Alice (baby son Joseph in tow), she is currently working on The Desert Eye – part thriller, part psycho-drama, part romance.

Pieces by Charlotte Teek

Lost in transit
Edition 18: In the Neighbourhood

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