Read this article, "Annie Proulx regrets writing Brokeback Mountain? She needs to let it go" and I agreed with the conclusion that she has to get it over herself.
Once a book is written, how it is being read or interpreted or being remembered, it is really up to the readers. It might not be the writer intend that it turned into a tragic romantic story between gay men, but that would be all the gay readers like to see it. So be it.
Who wouldn't want a nice ending, giving us the warm and cozy feeling that love wins in the end.
So, let it go and there is no regret getting all that cash from the book sales and movie deal.
Jack Francisco was happy with his life as a maxillofacial surgeon until the day he'd witnessed a hit mob. Now he has a new name, lives in a new town, and has been put into protective custody until he can testify. As though he thinks his life couldn't get any worse, a hitman is coming after him.
D. is that hitman. He is being blackmailed into killing Francisco. But even a killer has their morals. Normally D. doesn't finish people off who don't deserve it. (If one could tell, that murderer, rapists, or bandits deserve to die.) D. is weary even before he has to stand vis-à-vis with Jack but after one look into his blue eyes D. just can't finish him off. So, they become unlikely alleys on the run from various opponents like the mob, the infiltrated witness protection program and those guys who seem to be after D.
If that isn't enough, the alleys start reluctantly to become friends, and then something more is growing between them. But what is going to happen when they give in to their attraction...