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A queer When Harry Met Sally for the Sally Rooney generation.
Reader, imagine yielding to someone with a power so strong she has the ability to slice time. Before. Her. After.
Imagine being so scarred, creativity wilts and words flee. The after-her was filled with her even though she wasn’t there. But now that I have my voice back I want to share our story. Is it possible to enjoy a love story when you know it will end in the kind of heartache that slices time? I think so.

Amalia is in the first year of a Music degree when she meets final year student and fellow Australian Alex. They are both swept away by the immediacy and intensity of their connection. They are, as the Chinese proverb has it, ‘like old friends at first sight,’ Gradually, it dawns upon them both that their feelings for one another may be more than platonic but dare they risk a romantic entanglement if it threatens this most perfect of friendships?
Suffused with music, literature, film, art and the pure pain and pleasure of first love, 28 Questions offers a queer take on that line from When Harry Met Sally about men and women not being able to be friends because the sex always gets in the way.


Indyana Schneider is the author of 1 and a half novels, an opera libretto, and many unrequited love letters. She grew up in sunny Sydney, before moving to the UK to study Music at Oxford University. After working for music and LGBT+ charities in London, Indyana moved to Europe to sing.

She is a keen and clumsy salsa dancer, messy cook, and short-distance runner. 

  • Publisher: Scribner UK (February 1, 2022)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398501096