Despite the remarkable talents and dreams twenty-nine year old cellist Lillian Parrish embodies, a single flaw haunts her every move, and what took the lives of her parents now seems to have claimed the last ounce of life from her as well.
Sixty-four year old Earl Miller is a kind, intelligent, soft-spoken man whose life is built around flaws. His clothing is from thrift store racks, his street photography is captured with simple homemade pinhole cameras, and even his heart grows weaker each passing day.
When fate nudges the paths of these two invisible outcasts to cross, deeper meanings of life begin to reveal themselves in ways neither ever expected or prepared for.
Heart-wrenching, hilarious, and humbling: A SUM OF FLAWS will not leave you disappointed or unchanged.
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PHIL PENNE is a photographer, amateur mathematician, Native American flutemaker and performer, origami practitioner, Celtic knot designer, pentatonically-tuned windchime creator, soapmaker, and eternal student of the Tao.
Someone once tried to label Mr. Penne a “Renaissance Man,” but that sounded far too pretentious to him, so he simply channeled Mr. Albert Einstein in objection, stating, “I have no particular talent. I am merely extremely inquisitive.”
Above all, Phil cherishes and believes in the power of the imagination, which the old hippie inside him keeps vividly alive. His debut novel, A SUM OF FLAWS, is the first of many stories that have been waiting in his skull to see the light of day.