Saddam Hussein, Novelist

(Reason) Charles Paul Freund - Saddam's most recent novel - The Impregnable Fortress, a moving tale of love and war - has been selling poorly. This despite the fact that Iraq printed 2 million copies of the novel, issued purchasing quotas for each Iraqi province, and declared the work the best-selling novel in Iraqi history even before it was released. Saddam's son Udai did his filial literary duty to boost sales; he ordered 250,000 copies.

2002-08-23 00:00:00

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