While Uncle Anoosh stays with the family, Marji listens to all the political discussion and tries to follow along. It's a little like watching foreign television without the subtitles: she can get the gist of things, but not the specifics.
Her family stays, even though all the former revolutionaries who were freed, including Uncle Anoosh, are enemies of the government again.
One day, Marji comes home from school to find Anoosh gone. Her parents tell her that Anoosh had to leave in a hurry.
Then Marji's dad comes clean: Anoosh was arrested.
He's allowed to talk to one person in prison, and he wants to talk to Marji.
He tells her, "You are the little girl I always wanted to have" (9.52), and he gives her a swan he made to match one he gave her earlier. He then calls her the "star of [his] life" (9.55). It's a really sweet exchange, which is good, because it's the last time she sees him.
He is later executed.
She tells God, "get out of my life" (9.59). She's so lost, she feels like she's lost in space.