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A Curious Cat, Prowling Through 'Milk Treading'

British writer Nick Smith's Milk Treading follows an investigative-reporter type named Julius as he ferrets out facts about the suicide of his best friend. By the way, Julius is a cat. The novel is a mystery, but it has some parallels to George Orwell's Animal Farm Smith speaks with NPR's Jacki Lyden.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.