Former US President Writing a Book
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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1.joint project 合办项目
One appropriate project, he said, would be a joint project to develop electric cars.
2.a large number of 大量的；很多
A single mosquito can infect a large number of people.
This summer, a roadmap for reform emerged after months of behind-the-scenes discussions.
4.sitting president 现任总统
We'll never get justice to indict a sitting president.
1.Her father served as president from 1945 to 1953.
served as 担任；充当
She ushered me into the front room, which served as her office.
The regime served as a crucible for the forging of right-wing ideas and values.
2.She wrote a series of mysteries.
a series of 一系列的；一连串的
The students have put forward a series of questions.
Frustration, anger and desperation have led to a series of wildcat strikes.
美国前总统比尔·克林顿（Bill Clinton）将联手美国著名作家詹姆斯·帕特森（James Patterson）一同创作小说 。
这部新作将成为克诺普出版公司（Alfred A. Knopf）与利特尔·布朗出版公司（Little, Brown）一次罕见的合作 。
帕特森在声明称，与前任总统联手是职业生涯的“亮点” 。他还表示，“总统先生披露的东西足够让我润色出一个精彩的故事 。这是一个难得的组合——读者势必会被书中悬念吸引，同时他们还能深入地了解总统的生活 。”
前总统们很少涉足小说领域 。曾于1977年至1981年担任总统的吉米·卡特（Jimmy Carter）在2003年出版了历史小说《马蜂窝》 。
前总统哈里·杜鲁门（Harry Truman）之女玛格丽特·杜鲁门（Margaret Truman）的作家生涯也相当成功 。她写了一系列的悬疑小说 。其父亲曾于1945年至1953年担任美国总统 。