Fired by failure and destruction meet the flamboyant La Flanelle and street musician Tonio each other in the heart of Brussels. Soon the sparks fly and they form a passionate couple.
When they're not spending their nights in the emergency room, they stay in the run-down hotels of the Alhambra district. Each one marked by a life before, aided by too much cocaine and alcohol, they sink deeper and deeper.
Alhambra, the debut novel of Philip Keymeulen (1975), plunges straight into Brussels nightlife.