This interplay of photographs and letters reveals the deep recesses of life and death on the Maine island of Friendship, Long Island. Dinsmore, a writer, has pulled his roots from Connecticut and moved with his family to the island, where Devine, a New York photographer, summers with his own family. In Friendship, Devine's 64 palladium prints capture the visual drama and irony of the Maine landscape, while Dinsmore's long and rambling letters to Devine, crafted of love and wit, lively association and word play, reveal his extraordinary intelligence, unaffected humanity, and passion for the land and people of his island home. In his introduction to the book, Devine writes, "Like fishermen, we worked the same water but set our own traps. This is our haul".