In 1917, the world was embroiled in a terrible war, the likes of which had never been seen nor imagined. Canada, still a dominion of Great Britain, was early in the fight and sent seven-and-a-half percent of its population to fight for King and Country, ultimately contributing a force of more than 600,000 soldiers, nurses and chaplains. In April of that year, the entire Canadian Expeditionary Force, fighting together for the first time, battled their way to the top of Vimy Ridge in northern France.
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Tucked into the north Maine woods, along the west branch of the Penobscot River, is the fly fishing destination town of Roslyn. The river, and dozens of streams in the valley, are waters famous for the fish they hold. Ben Garrison, a beautiful, gentle young man with a skeletal deformity and a bad limp evolves into the most capable, accomplished hermit in town; he is a master gardener, a gourmet chef, a poet and a Zen-like fly fisher, and a confidant of the lovely farmhand Annie Nielson.