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Bindlestiff London launch!

24 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Influx Press and Wayne Holloway to celebrate the launch of Wayne’s debut novel, BINDLESTIFF, hosted by the ever excellent Burley Fisher Bookshop in Haggerston.

BINDLESTIFF is an electric novel, brimming with ideas and energy – exploring the art of storytelling, the Hollywood system, a future America and the struggles of a London adman to sell a screenplay in the City of Angels.

Kick away the January blues in style – come for the book, stay for the drinks, readings and laughter.



2036. In a ramshackle, backwater United States, Marine Corp vet Frank Dubois journeys from L.A. to Detroit, seeking redemption for a life lived off the rails, in a country derailed from its own manifest destiny.

In present day Hollywood, a wannabe British film director hustles to get his movie ‘Bindlestiff’ off the ground starring ‘Frank’, a black Charlie Chaplin figure cast adrift in post-federal America.

Weaving together prose and screenplay Bindlestiff explores the power and responsibility of storytelling, revealing what lies behind the voices we read and the characters we see on screen.

We open with a simple image of a man mending a hole in his shoe using a cut off piece of rubber and a tube of glue. From there the story explodes into a broiling satire on race, identity, family, friendship, war, peace, sex, drugs but precious little rock and roll.


A devastating vision of what America is becoming, wrapped up in a compelling and compassionate fable of what it is today.
– Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Hip, funny and aware, a sharp satire and phantasmagorical romp of almost obscenely impeccable reference.
– Chris Petit, author of Robinson


24 January
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm