"Blue Collar" Comedy Crime on the Chesapeake Shore in New Novel

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The Copper Economy is a new novel by Chuck Rygg set on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. This comedy-crime novel follows the journey of a blue-collar neighborhood as they steal and scrap copper to make ends meet.

Copper is like crack. It’s easy to come by and quickly converted to cash for those who know how to get it. And everybody knows how to get it.

Take a fast paced trip down the dirt road of a blue collar neighborhood to see the lowest end of the billion dollar copper commodities market. In this comedy crime novel set on Maryland’s western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Junior, the main character, inherits a gang-box full of number one, bright copper from his late father, and the local community responds by using every form of “redneck ingenuity” to improve their humble lives through stealing and scrapping copper.

From his experience as a master electrician in the construction trades where the author has dedicated 24 years, the idea of writing a novel that explores the working poor who scrap copper came into his mind. Chuck Rygg writes about a profession and a lifestyle he understands all too well:

“Copper is like crack. It’s easy to come by and quickly converted to cash for those who know how to get it. And everybody knows how to get it. Most of the stupid criminals get caught, but it never stops. Working in new building construction, I deal with copper every day; purchasing copper wire, installing it in high-rise buildings, and with all the challenges associated with protecting it from theft. That’s how this novel evolved.”

The author understands that from the point of view of the criminal, it’s a victimless crime and they simply don’t care. It’s just their way of life. Watch all the fun as the rednecks in this story steal and scrap their way to a better life.

Official Website: http://thecoppereconomy.com
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