What would you do if you were granted your heart's desire-the one thing in life that you wanted the most-but then found out that you had only a limited time in which to enjoy it?
What would you do if you were given knowledge and power, even to the point of delaying death, but then found out that such a gift might cost you your soul?
A young man in Chicago faced the first question. At the same time and the same age, a young man in Boston faced the second one.
Years later, in Seattle, as both men approached mid-life, they began a ten-year relationship. During those years, as each helped the other through illness and transition, the answers to both questions gradually emerged. Bill Gruber said of Mark Smetko, "At first he was my patient then he became my friend, and then he became my teacher." Letting Go is the memoir of that relationship. By the time it was over, both men had found a life they had never known before.