What is the main plot in The River Runs Through It?

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The main plot of Norman Maclean's semi-autobiographical novella A River Runs Through It involves the relationship of two brothers and their common love of fly fishing, a particularly difficult but artful method of fishing that binds them together despite their divergent paths in life. Told from the vantage point of the story's author, Norman, A River Runs Through It employs fly fishing in the rivers of bucolic rural Montana as a metaphor for the spirituality that defines this family's life. In one telling passage, Norman places this activity, and the level of commitment it demands,...

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