Former United States president Bill Clinton is joining with American writer James Patterson to write a novel.
The book will be called The President is Missing. It is to be released in June 2018.
The new work will be an unusual joint project of publishers Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company.
In a statement this week, the publishers called the book a combination of "intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know."
In the statement, Clinton said "working on a book about a sitting president -- drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works -- has been a lot of fun."
In a statement, Patterson called working with the former president "the highlight" of his career. He added "I'm a storyteller, and President Clinton's insight has allowed us to tell a really interesting one. It's a rare combination -- readers will be drawn to the suspense, of course, but they'll also be given an inside look into what it's like to be president."
Patterson has written a large number of best-selling novels with other people, including his son Jack.
Former presidents rarely write novels. But Jimmy Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, published the historical novel The Hornet's Nest in 2003.
And Margaret Truman, the daughter of former president Harry Truman, had a successful career as a writer. She wrote a series of mysteries. Her father served as president from 1945 to 1953.
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美国前总统比尔 克林顿(Bill Clinton)将与美国作家詹姆斯 帕特森(James Patterson)联手写一部小说
该书名为《总统失踪了》(The President is Missing)，预计2018年6月面世 。
这部作品将罕见地由克诺夫出版集团(Alfred A. Knopf)和利特尔&布朗出版社(Little, Brown and Company)联合出版 。
在本周的声明中，这两家出版商表示，这本书集合了“阴谋、悬念、全球最高权力的幕后操纵 。其中的种种细节非当过总统的人不知 。”
在一份声明中，作家帕特森表示，与克林顿这位前总统合作是自己事业里“浓墨重彩的一笔” 。帕特森还补充道，“我是一个作家，而克林顿先生的见地让我们作家能够讲出一个十分有趣的故事 。这是一种罕见的结合——读者将有机会领略到悬疑，当然，他们也将能够了解到当总统究竟是怎样的 。”
美国的诸位前总统很少写小说 。不过，1977-1981年期间在任的总统吉米 卡特(Jimmy Carter)，他曾于2003年出版过历史小说《马蜂窝》(The Hornet's Nest) 。
此外，前总统杜鲁门之女玛格利特也是一位成功的作家 。玛格利特曾写过一系列充满迷幻色彩的作品 。其父杜鲁门曾在1945年-1953年期间担任美国总统 。
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