Nishant, a denizen of the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal, is pursuing his undergraduate studies in the United States. During his summer job in Ocean City, he meets a girl named Olga. Olga and Nishant fall in love with each other and move in together. Shortly, the summer comes to an end; Olga goes back to Minsk and Nishant returns to Wichita, Kansas to resume his classes.
In Kansas, Nishant gets busy with his routine: college and work. Immediately after, he starts having car troubles. He works long hours to overcome the financial strain, and when summer finally arrives, it brings with it a new excitement. Nishant and his roommates drive to Ocean City.
When Olga’s best friend, Anya, tells him that Olga did not get the American Visa, Nishant’s excitement turns to sadness. Later, he receives an email from Olga telling him that she had made a compromise with her life; she had married a U.K resident. This breaks him.
Nishant works longer hours and tries to forget Olga. One day, while taking a shower, Nishant discovers a rash in his groin. A few days later (while brushing his teeth) he spots a white lining inside his mouth. He uses the internet to get a better insight about his condition. The findings shock him. Nishant becomes aware that he and Olga had made love again and again without any precautions.
Nishant decides to return to his country for good. But will his relationship with his parents be the same? He tries to tell his Baba about his condition, but he cannot. Days pass, then months; Nishant hates himself for sleepwalking through life. Ultimately, he gathers the readiness to be baptized with truth once and for all. He does a blood test. The results would change him forever.
At 48,800 words, ‘The Misfit’ is an existentialist novel which portraits the reality of an International student’s life abroad.