10,000 DAYS is told through the perspective of twelve friends of the one chosen, a man by the name of Esa. Interspersed between the twelve interviews are chapters relating how humanity prepares for its possible destruction. The story confronts the conundrum of how different countries would select its champion based on disparate cultural values and ultimately asks: How do you prepare for a test without knowing the questions? 

A test where failure means the end of the human race.