chapter  1
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Renewal and Eviction

Øyvind chuckles: ‘If you didn’t get in, you were banned for nine and ninety years, but then if you came back again a week later she’d let you in.’

Kjell is a skilled manual worker by trade. Up until 1980, he moved around a lot, but has since then lived in Old Oslo, for the last 18 years on Tøyen Street. Øyvind does not live in the neighbourhood, but comes by often to visit. He works, as he puts it, ‘in filth’.