This took place in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County which is based on his own Mississippi habitat, The story of the Bundren family's challenges to move the body of Addie, their mother, to the family cemetery 30 miles north. This was her dying wish.
Each member of the family, unique characters for sure, deal with her death and the struggle of moving her in their own way
As you begin to read you seem to step into a different time and place. It is the dialog, the tone, and voice presented that makes this book different. The tone becomes its own positive experience. The words have a quality and style that ones feels and compliments and almost overpower the story.
A book as famous as this one suggests that a longer more detailed review would be presented. More than most other books we experience the tone of this book is it's own story.