Following a family tradition, Labbé likes to recognize the song of every bird in the countryside. He has published a hypertextual novel, Pentagonal: incluidos tú y yo (2001), the novels Libro de plumas (2004), Navidad y Matanza (2007) and Locuela (2009), the collection of short stories Caracteres blancos (2010), as well as the pop music records ‘Doce canciones para Eleodora’ (2007) and ‘Monicacofonía’ (2008). He co-wrote the screenplays for the films Malta con huevo (2007) and Yo soy Cagliostro (in production). In the past he was a member of the bands Ex Fiesta and Tornasólidos, and is now a literary critic and editor. He lives in Piscataway, New Jersey. ‘The Girls Resembled Each Other in the Unfathomable’ is an excerpt from Navidad y Matanza.