Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Promenade of Desire” “A Barcelona Memoir” by Isidra Mencos, She Writes Press, 2022. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours

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“Promenade of Desire, A Barcelona Memoir” by Isidra Mencos is intriguing. The Genres are Memoir and non-fiction. The backdrop for this book is set in Spain, during different political climates. This is a coming-of-age book, and the author is experimenting, coming to terms with her sexuality, and exploring her relationships with her family, friends, school, and work.

The author describes her dysfunctional large family and their conflicting and complicated environment. Isidra Mencos was a young Catholic Spanish girl in 1969 under Franco’s rule. After Franco’s death in 1975 brought new freedom and a “cultural revolution.” The author had friendships, at times with questionable people. She seems to be ambivalent during certain periods of her education and jobs.

The author finds herself happiest with books, writing, and dancing salsa to express her feelings. The author writes honestly and reflectively. I would recommend this book to those readers that enjoy the memoir genre.


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