Interview With Creator Susan Gloss On VINTAGE
Susan Gloss is the creator of the debut novel VINTAGE (William Morrow/HarperCollins), a charming story about friendship set in a vintage clothes shop. Every item of clothes has a story behind it and so do the girls who find themselves drawn collectively on this emotionally complex and beautiful novel. Gloss let us into the world she created for VINTAGE and all the “what ifs” she discovered alongside the way.
Inform us the story behind the story. How did VINTAGE come to be
The thought for the novel grew from many hours spent in thrift shops, antique outlets, and flea markets. At first, I was shopping for plenty of objects from these locations, just because they fascinated me — a field of child clothes from the 1950s, a pair of Ferragamo shoes in a dimension I might by no ferragamo blue pour homme means wear. At some point, my storage space and my money move could not take this “fascination” anymore. So instead of compiling items, I started compiling the stories I imagined they contained. My husband and i joke that, if I hadn’t written VINTAGE, I’d have ended up on the Tv present Hoarders.